[kde-freebsd] KDE 4.2/7.1-STABLE/Xorg 7.4 = minor problems

Michael L. Squires mikes at siralan.org
Sat Feb 21 21:14:46 CET 2009

I'm running 7.1-STABLE/Xorg 7.4/KDE 4.2 on two systems, have the following 
minor problems.

(1)  Xorg 7.4 depends on hald and dbus; if kdm is started from /etc/ttys 
in the normal way hald/dbus don't work correctly and the keyboard/mouse 
are not detected.  I'm starting kdm after logging in as root and executing 
"/usr/local/kde4/bin/kdm -nodaemon &" and the mouse/keyboard operate 

(2) With KDE 4.1 and possibly an earlier version of Xorg 7.4/FreeBSD 
7.1-STABLE the screensaver locked up the screen; with KDE 4.2 nothing 
happens at the appropriate time.  I prefer the 4.2 behavior.

Has anyone else solved these problems?

The system under test is a Toshiba 8100/PIII 600/512MB using the "vesa" Xorg driver.  FBSD 7.1-STABLE/Xorg 7.4/KDE4.2 were compiled from scratch.

Mike Squires
mikes at siralan.org

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