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Date:      Sat, 12 Sep 1998 09:56:55 -0500 (CDT)
From:      Joel Ray Holveck <>
To:        Joel Ray Holveck <>
Cc:        "Don O'Neil" <>, <freebsd-hackers@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   Re: KDE & XDM (auto start of KDE)
Message-ID:  <199809121456.JAA05053@detlev.UUCP>
In-Reply-To: <199809121439.JAA27982@detlev.UUCP>
References:  <000001bdde1e$f5363ec0$> <199809121439.JAA27982@detlev.UUCP>

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>> 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.
> Look at ~/.xsession-errors to see why KDE isn't launching.  I would
> suspect that /usr/local/bin is not in xdm's path.

And the workaround (sorry I forgot to mention this) is to explicitly
specify the the path to kwm (ie, /usr/local/bin/kwm) in the script
you're using.

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