Not a single problem when I installed the gnome2 metaport on
FreeBSD-4.6-RC built on May 18th, but whenever I try to start
gnome-session, I get the following from bug-buddy:
Backtrace was generated from '/usr/X11R6/bin/gnome-session'
Is it actually crashing? What signal is gnome-session exiting on?
sobomax found that without scalable fonts installed, GNOME 2 crashed all
over the place. Make sure you have all the X fonts installed, and that
all the font types are loaded in your XF86Config file.
The GNOME Session Manager (process 262) has crashed
due to a fatal error (Segmentation fault).
XFree86-fontScalable-4.2.0 port is installed, FontPath statements
are in place in /etc/X11/XF86Config. Will check the logs to make
sure there were no errors initializing the font paths.
Also tried running gdm from /etc/ttys, but the interface hangs
after any user input. Any ideas why this might be happening?
This seems to be a popular complaint. I never encountered it since I
always start gdm from an rc script from /usr/X11R6/etc/rc.d. A new
GNOME 2 snapshot is out, and I will be working on the update. Perhaps
the new gdm2 will alleviate this problem.
This is with the gdm2-18.104.22.168 port. All I did was install the
/usr/ports/x11/gnome2 metaport. Starting gdm2 from an rc script
doesnt work either, all I get is the screen you would get if you
started X without a window manager.
When you rebuild world, do you also rebuild libc_r?