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Date:      Sat, 12 Sep 1998 11:00:10 -0700
From:      Mike Smith <mike@smith.net.au>
To:        "Don O'Neil" <don@whtech.com>
Cc:        freebsd-hackers@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: KDE & XDM (auto start of KDE) 
Message-ID:  <199809121800.LAA00484@word.smith.net.au>
In-Reply-To: Your message of "Sat, 12 Sep 1998 00:28:37 PDT." <000001bdde1e$f5363ec0$0200010a@digerati.whtech.com> 

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> 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.

Read the .xsession-errors file in your home directory.  Odds are your 
path is incomplete.

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