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Re: Gnome (gdm) no longer working on update to pkgsrc-2008q4

On Sun, 01 Feb 2009 01:21:34 -0000
"David Lord" <> wrote:

> Hi
> I've just used pkgchk to update from 2008q3 to 2008q4 and
> now find /usr/pkg/sbin/gdm is no longer working although 
> startx from root brings up twm ok. 
> I've now restored original /usr/pkg 2008q3 and gnome is
> back again.
> Any idea of what I can try to get gnome from q4 working?
> NetBSD 5.0_BETA (GENERIC) #0: Thu Nov 13 06:36:57 PST 2008
> builds@wb24:/home/builds/ab/netbsd-5/i386/200811130002Z-obj\
> /home/builds/ab/netbsd-5/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/GENERIC
What is the problem you're seeing?  "No longer working" doesn't give
much of an idea...

That said, I've sometimes had problems with the path not being set
properly.  Try putting

        export PATH=$PATH:/usr/pkg/xorg/bin


        export PATH=$PATH:/usr/X11R6/bin


        export PATH=$PATH:/usr/X11R7/bin

(depending on where your X lives) in /etc/rc.conf.d/gdm and see if that

                --Steve Bellovin,

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