[PC-BSD Testing] KDE 4 not working

wa5qjh wa5qjh at xmission.com
Wed Jul 16 15:50:09 PDT 2008

Hi All:
 My machine is based on an MSI board with Promise Technology bios with 
1Gb Ram and 57GB of a 160 GB HD divided into 3 OS's one of which is 
FreeBSD 6.3 with KDE 3.5.4 running in another partition.
 Installed 07112008 several times yesterday and today. The installation 
looks REALLY nice,BTW and went very smoothly except that KDE would not 
run. Also first time  I tried, I think it was open office failed to install.
 After the install(s), reboot, and screen resolution selection came KDE 
starting up, then the login and that's where it broke down. As soon as 
the password was entered, it tried to enter KDE  showing some kind of 
splash screen and even played a little noise which quit abruptly. The 
screen went blank and the KDE Startup screen shoing it starting 
different parts and then the login again. Tried several if not all the 
options in the login:
default: failed
Custom: not tried
fluxbox: failed
KDE failsafe: failed     not very failsafe, huh? :)
/failsafe: worked/
 The indication is that X-Windows is working but for some reason kde 
just wont.
 I switched back and forth between my 6.3 installation partition and my 
test partition but KDE never came up.
I tried installing with none of the extras like Firefox etc. and as few 
of the options selected as possible in one instance. no luck
 I dont know what other information you might need. below is  the top of 
the dmesg from the 6.3 installation in hopes it might be helpful:

Copyright (c) 1992-2008 The FreeBSD Project.
Copyright (c) 1979, 1980, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994
        The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
FreeBSD is a registered trademark of The FreeBSD Foundation.
FreeBSD 6.3-RELEASE #0: Wed Jan 16 04:18:52 UTC 2008
    root at dessler.cse.buffalo.edu:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC
Timecounter "i8254" frequency 1193182 Hz quality 0
CPU: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.40GHz (3400.14-MHz 686-class CPU)
  Origin = "GenuineIntel"  Id = 0xf43  Stepping = 3
  AMD Features=0x20100000<NX,LM>
  Logical CPUs per core: 2
real memory  = 1073479680 (1023 MB)
avail memory = 1037275136 (989 MB)
ioapic0 <Version 2.0> irqs 0-23 on motherboard
bktr_mem: memory holder loaded
kbd1 at kbdmux0
ath_hal: (AR5210, AR5211, AR5212, RF5111, RF5112, RF2413, RF5413)
hptrr: HPT RocketRAID controller driver v1.1 (Jan 16 2008 04:16:19)
acpi0: <A M I OEMRSDT> on motherboard
acpi0: Power Button (fixed)


More information about the Testing mailing list