kdm configuration on 4.4

Andrew Hodgson hodgsonandrew at 4mymail.co.uk
Sat May 11 20:19:59 BST 2002

On 11 May 2002 at 17:11, John Murphy wrote:

> "Andrew Hodgson" <hodgsonandrew at 4mymail.co.uk> wrote:
> >I am trying to get kdm to start at boot
> I don't use kdm myself so the following is just a possibility.
> >I've followed the instructions in the handbook,
> >ie. editing /etc/ttys on tty8.
> I can't find a single reference to tty8 in the handbook.
> The section to follow seems to be which then refers to section 5.6.2
> which implies that you should have a line in etc/ttys saying:
>   ttyv8  "/usr/local/bin/kdm -nodaemon"  xterm   off secure
>      ^(ttyv8)
> >When I ctrl-alt-F1 back to tty0 there is an error message:
> >"login:[some stuff here]unknown command line option tty8"
> Perhaps it _was_ just a typo then (I know how frustrating that can be).
> >I've also employed solutions given to others who've suffered the same
> >problem, via their postings to forums. Nothing seems to work.
> There's another variation on the instructions to get it going at:
> http://people.freebsd.org/~nsayer/ in the KDE section.

Thanks and yes, it was a typo on my part. But the instructions you directed me to don't work
either. Can anyone else help? Maybe somebody who's set it up on 4.4 - bear in mind that 
I've read the handbook, and pretty much everything else on the net.


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