The problem is this:
mv /etc/rc.d/rc.4.new /etc/rc.d/rc.4
There is a modified /etc/rc.d/rc.4 for dropline. Here it is:
# rc.4 This file is executed by init(8) when the system is being
# initialized for run level 4 (XDM)
# Version: @(#)/etc/rc.d/rc.4 2.00 02/17/93
# Author: Fred N. van Kempen, <firstname.lastname@example.org>
# At least 47% rewritten by: Patrick J. Volkerding <email@example.com>
# Tell the viewers what's going to happen...
echo "Starting up X11 session manager..."
# Try to use GNOME's gdm session manager:
if [ -x /usr/sbin/gdm ]; then
exec /usr/sbin/gdm -nodaemon
if [ -x /usr/bin/gdm ]; then
exec /usr/bin/gdm -nodaemon
# Not there? OK, try to use KDE's kdm session manager:
if [ -x /opt/kde/bin/kdm ]; then
exec /opt/kde/bin/kdm -nodaemon
# If all you have is XDM, I guess it will have to do:
if [ -x /usr/X11R6/bin/xdm ]; then
exec /usr/X11R6/bin/xdm -nodaemon
echo "Hey, you don't have KDM, GDM, or XDM. Can't use runlevel 4 without"
echo "one of those installed."
# All done.
You can use the whole thing, or you can just edit the three relevant lines.