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Date:      Sat, 8 Jun 2013 17:28:12 +0200
From:      Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>
To:        Leslie Jensen <leslie@eskk.nu>
Cc:        FreeBSD Questions <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: XDM cannot start desktop after Xorg upgrade
Message-ID:  <20130608172812.dadcbb68.freebsd@edvax.de>
In-Reply-To: <51B30588.8060208@eskk.nu>
References:  <51B30588.8060208@eskk.nu>

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On Sat, 08 Jun 2013 12:20:56 +0200, Leslie Jensen wrote:
> 
> I've been using XDM as login manager for years. Since the latest Xorg 
> upgrade, XDM cannot start XFCE4 as it used to.

Strange that this happens after an upgrade. What initalization
mechanism do you use for your X session? Do you use the "chained"
approach, i. e., ~/.xsession containing

	#!/bin/csh
	source ~/.cshrc
	exec ~/.xinitrc

and all your session startup stuff in ~/xinitrc? (I'm using this
approach for many years with XDM successfully.)



> Disabling XDM and starting X manually works.

In this case, ~/.xinitrc will be processed. XDM does use ~/.xsession
instead (same content can be used). This seems to indicate that
the upgrade did not affect the programs called.





-- 
Polytropon
Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...



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