[kde-freebsd] KDE -- KDM: Crashes the entire machine

metro metro at guice.ath.cx
Tue Jul 29 01:08:04 CEST 2008

I can't help believe that someone within kde-freebsd knows about this.

FreeBSD 245.ath.cx 6.3-RELEASE FreeBSD 6.3-RELEASE #0: Wed Jan 16 04:45:45 UTC 2008     root at dessler.cse.buffalo.edu:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/SMP  i386

xorg -- installed during the install of the base system:
xorg-apps-7.3       X.org apps meta-port
xorg-cf-files-1.0.2_2 X.org cf files for use with imake builds
xorg-docs-1.4,1     X.org documentation files
xorg-drivers-7.3    X.org drivers meta-port
xorg-fonts-100dpi-7.3 X.Org 100dpi bitmap fonts
xorg-fonts-75dpi-7.3 X.Org 75dpi bitmap fonts
xorg-fonts-cyrillic-7.3 X.Org Cyrillic bitmap fonts
xorg-fonts-miscbitmaps-7.3 X.Org miscellaneous bitmap fonts
xorg-fonts-truetype-7.3 X.Org TrueType fonts
xorg-fonts-type1-7.3 X.Org Type1 fonts
xorg-libraries-7.3_1 X.org libraries meta-port
xorg-nestserver-1.4,1 Nesting X server from X.Org
xorg-server-1.4_3,1 X.Org X server and related programs
xorg-vfbserver-1.4,1 X virtual framebuffer server from X.Org

KDE 3.5.8 -- USING KDM -- Installed with pkg_add -r

The focus is on logging out of KDE.  Users are presented with KDM.  The admin has KDM configured to not allow anyone but 'root' to restart or shutdown the machine.  This is failing miserably. With KDM set to only allow 'root' to shutdown or restart the machine, should a non 'wheel' user click on the restart or shutdown menu items, KDE\KDM freezes, displaying giberish on the screen -- more importantly, you never regain control of the computer and ultimately this KDE\KDM issue takes the entire box down (reboot).  I can reproduce this in a heart-beat.

I think you'll agree this is definetly a serious issues if for no other reason, a non-wheel user has no business being ab
le to restart and/or shutdown a multi-user system/machine without regard for the other logged-in user(s).  There is nothinf exotic about this installation.  Its a 'dangerously dedicated FreeBSD' clean install.

Where do we go from here?

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