Fonts - CID / xinitrc missing

James Richard Tyrer tyrerj at
Wed Jul 7 02:44:38 BST 2004

Adrian wrote:
> Howdy
> First time looking at running KDE, so bare wif me please :>
> Running FreeBSD 5.2.1 R.
> cvsup run over - cvs/ports/src
> Installed - XFree86 4.4.0 - Via Xfree86
> Installed - KDE 3.2.3 - /usr/ports/x11/kde3 - make install clean
> When I type in startx I've finding it jumps to some type of screen with 
> just a shell running. If I type: startkde in there, KDE will start. But, 
> this login shell stays there and I can only min. it. Errors that pop up 
> in this shell.

The script: "xinitrc" is a system script and it is up to the system 
administrator (YOU :-)) to edit it.  If you want to run KDE, then it is going to 
need to end with:

	exec $KDEDIR/bin/startkde

> QPixmap: Cannot create a QPixmap when no GUI is being used. (!! KDE is a 
> gui last time i looked)
I wouldn't loose sleep over that error.  I get them too and I can't see that 
they are a problem.

> Few more errors.
> Lauched ok, pid = 527
> Pretty much all apps work fine. Sound doesn't, but not concerened atm, 
> breif look at that and just need to add in some stuff to loader.conf
> Also getting a: Could not init font path element /usr/X11RB/../CID/, 
> removing from list etc.

Maybe that directory doesn't exist, but this won't cause any harm either.

> Viewing log in /var/log seems to suggest everything else is loading fine.
> I have no .xinitrc file located in my home dir which says to me, thats a 
> problem.

Normally, I would suggest that you use the system wide one which is: 
"/etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc" on Linux (your path might be different on FreeBSD).

> I have created a user after installing kde 3.2.3 and finding that I 
> still don't get a .xinitrc file in my home dir.

If you want that file, you are going to have to write it.

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