Subject: Re: (Newbie to Netbsd) help enabling KDM (KDE 3) on netbsd 2.0
To: Mehdi Elaoufir <>
From: Sean Davis <>
List: port-i386
Date: 02/19/2005 21:25:41
On Sun, Feb 20, 2005 at 12:16:38AM +0000, Mehdi Elaoufir wrote:
> Hi all!
> thanks to netbsd team for this highly performant OS, i was really
> surprised by its boot speed and global performance.
> i use netbsd 2.0/GENERIC_LAPTOP on my laptop (toshiba satellite
> 5200-904) in multi-boot mode with winxp (sorry, i don't have other
> choice since my bios settings work only from winxp! :-( )
> so what's my problem?
> i want to enable KDE at system startup and log using KDM instead of
> typing xinit command then startkde command. that's why i replaced
> tty08 entry in /etc/ttys by :
>     tty08 "/usr/local/bin/kdm -nodaemon" xterm on secure

That is not the correct method. Only for XDM.

> the system boots correctly, X starts up fine and automatically, KDM
> loads but the trouble is that when i log (as root), X restarts and i
> have another KDM login dialog infinitely...
> what can i do to make KDE work? i can't even type a shell command!

Copy /usr/pkg/share/examples/rc.d/kdm to /etc/rc.d, and make sure that
kdm=YES is in /etc/rc.conf.

- Sean

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