Subject: Re: problems with kde, xorg, and (perhaps) 4.0beta2
To: Mark Davies <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <email@example.com>
Date: 04/01/2007 20:41:37
On Mon, 2 Apr 2007 09:38:39 +1200
Mark Davies <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Mon, 02 Apr 2007, you wrote:
> > On Sun, 1 Apr 2007 14:15:46 -0400
> > "Blair Sadewitz" <email@example.com> wrote:
> > > A while back I filed a PR about the /tmp/.ICE-unix thing. The
> > > workaround is actually the solution AFAIK; see
> > > x11/kdelibs3/MESSAGE.
> > I moved my code to do that to /etc/rc.conf.d/kdm. Perhaps it
> > should be in /etc/rc.d/kdm?
> I put the MESSAGE in rather than putting something in rc.d/kdm or
> somewhere else as I don't understand under what circumstances its
> explicitly needed and when not. I have never had to explicitly do it
> in any of my setups but clearly some other people do.
I wonder if the MESSAGE should be for kde3 instead, though.
> > > Re: TLS; I don't know if there's an option for this, but maybe
> > > you could use gnutls instead?
> > I have no idea how to do that with kde.
> TLS is working for me from kmail. I use it every day (talking to
> dovecot on a 4.99.9 box).
Hmm -- I'll upgrade a domU to -current and see what happens with the
same package tarballs.
> > > Modular Xorg in pkgsrc nearing the point where you might consider
> > > using it in production; have you considered an upgrade path yet?
> > It doesn't support X servers yet, a requirement for that machine.
> > Nor is it a machine I use (and hence can work around problems
> > with), so I'm unwilling to put experimental software on it.
> The X servers are the only bit of modular Xorg that I'm using at the
> moment, though I am contemplating making the switch to fully modular
> X soon.
I must have misunderstood something. I'll try those soon.
--Steve Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb