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Date:      Sat, 12 Sep 1998 00:28:37 -0700
From:      "Don O'Neil" <>
To:        <freebsd-hackers@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   KDE & XDM (auto start of KDE)
Message-ID:  <000001bdde1e$f5363ec0$>

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I am trying to get XDM & KDE to "work" together much how you can get twm or
another window manager to launch automatically after a sucessfull xdm login.
My problem is this:

I can configure XDM to startup automatically, taking control of the console
(setup in /etc/ttys as per XFree's instructions), and sucessfully launch a
window manager such as twm, or any other one. No problem... However, as soon
as I change the window manager in the Xsession file to be KDE (startkde,
kwm, ANYTHING with KDE) XDM doesn't launch it, rather it goes back to the
login screen. There isn't anything I can do to get it out of this nasty
loop, exept to log in, comment out the ttys entry and reboot.

Has anyone successfully gotten KDE to be their default window manager when
using XDM for a login?

Am I going about this the wrong way? Esentially I want the system console to
display the XDM style login (graphical) on a boot and go directly to KDE
from there, and return back to that login when I exit KDE.

I can get KDE to work fine when using startx, putting startkde at the end of
the initx rc file.

My config is as follows:

FreeBSD 2.2.7
KDE 1.0
Cyrix M2 200 CPU
ALL SCSI disks
S3 Virge 4 MB

Any help would be appreciated

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