[PC-BSD Testing] still cant startx

Casey Hancock i3luefire.casey at gmail.com
Tue Jul 2 19:26:45 PDT 2013

when my computer boots i get to the text login prompt instead of
directly going to my desktop.
after i login with a regular user account i try getting to a desktop
running "startx" from the cmd line gets me to a plain old x desktop
with 3 terminal windows open but i cannot type in any of them nor use
my mouse.

here are some other commands i have tried
[i3luefire at pcbsd-717] /usr/local/lib/X11/xinit> pcdm
PCDM-session PCDMd
[i3luefire at pcbsd-717] /usr/local/lib/X11/xinit> PCDM-session
PCDM-session: cannot connect to X server
[i3luefire at pcbsd-717] /usr/local/lib/X11/xinit> gdm

** (gdm-binary:5436): WARNING **: Couldn't connect to system bus: Failed
to connect to socket /var/run/dbus/system_bus_socket: No such file or directory

[i3luefire at pcbsd-717] uname -a
FreeBSD pcbsd-717 9.1-RELEASE-p8 FreeBSD 9.1-RELEASE-p8 #0: Tue Jun 18
15:25:28 UTC 2013
root at amd64-builder.pcbsd.org:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC  amd64

below are the contents of my /usr/local/lib/X11/xinit/xinitrc file


# merge in defaults and keymaps

if [ -f $sysresources ]; then

    xrdb -merge $sysresources


if [ -f $sysmodmap ]; then
    xmodmap $sysmodmap

if [ -f "$userresources" ]; then

    xrdb -merge "$userresources"


if [ -f "$usermodmap" ]; then
    xmodmap "$usermodmap"

# start some nice programs

if [ -d /usr/local/lib/X11/xinit/xinitrc.d ] ; then
	for f in /usr/local/lib/X11/xinit/xinitrc.d/*.sh ; do
		[ -x "$f" ] && . "$f"
	unset f

twm &
xclock -geometry 50x50-1+1 &
xterm -geometry 80x50+494+51 &
xterm -geometry 80x20+494-0 &
exec xterm -geometry 80x66+0+0 -name login

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