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Date:      Sat, 8 Jun 2013 17:28:12 +0200
From:      Polytropon <>
To:        Leslie Jensen <>
Cc:        FreeBSD Questions <>
Subject:   Re: XDM cannot start desktop after Xorg upgrade
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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

	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.

Magdeburg, Germany
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