[kde-freebsd] KDE 4.12 on FreeBSD 10.0 Thick Client

pathiaki2 pathiaki2 at yahoo.com
Sat Mar 1 14:47:47 UTC 2014


I am trying to get KDE to work on a diskless client.  I am not having 
much luck getting the initial environment to come up correctly.  
Everything is NFS mounted.  System partitions are mounted read only (/ 
and /usr), things that require writing (/var, /usr/home, 
/usr/local/share/config/kdm) are mounted with memory disks or NFS 
mounted with read/write.

The issue is when I log in.  This happens whether it's a user in the 
'local' (NFS mounted) password file or the LDAP that I have now managed 
to invoke with a KDE PAM module:  I get a black screen with no toolbar 
with a 'close a window' red X button where the 'K' menu should be and 
two 'new activity'  launchers in the upper and lower right corners.

Does anyone have a list as to what KDM/KDE does upon startup (like 
copying files to user accounts and the locations of said files) so that 
I can track down what is wrong?

Thank you,

Paul Pathiakis

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