can't start a new X session

Pierre Abbat phma at
Mon Feb 13 19:28:29 PST 2012

I tried to start a new X session using "switch user" in KDE. I got no kdm 
prompt; X failed to start, and in its log file I found "(WW) xf86OpenConsole: 
VT_ACTIVATE failed". I then logged on to a console and tried "startx". That 
worked, but got me a bare X screen with an xterm, which isn't what I wanted. I 
tried "switch user" again, which worked, but the computer went up to 71% of 
swap used and stopped responding. I rebooted and the computer hung while 
starting my own X session. I rebooted again, my X session finished starting, 
and I tried "switch user" again. Again I got "VT_ACTIVATE failed". What's 

Here's the relevant section of /etc/ttys:

# Virtual terminals
ttyv1   "/usr/libexec/getty Pc"         cons25  on  secure
ttyv2   "/usr/libexec/getty Pc"         cons25  on  secure
ttyv3   "/usr/libexec/getty Pc"         cons25  on  secure
ttyv4   "/usr/libexec/getty Pc"         cons25  on  secure
ttyv5   "/usr/pkg/bin/kdm -nodaemon"    xterm   on  secure
ttyv6   "/usr/pkg/bin/kdm -nodaemon"    xterm   off secure
ttyv7   "/usr/pkg/bin/kdm -nodaemon"    xterm   off secure
ttyv8   "/usr/pkg/bin/kdm -nodaemon"    xterm   off secure
# Serial terminals

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