more kdm questions
wmoran at potentialtech.com
Fri Jun 18 10:08:22 PDT 2004
Brett Wiggins <bawig1 at student.monash.edu> wrote:
> > Did you set the hostname ?
> This is going to sound like a stupid question but how do I set the
> hostname? I searched the archive for 'kdm hostname' and found nothing.
Set the hostname for the machine. For temporary (and testing) you can use
the "hostname" command from a shell prompt. To get it set for good, add a
Make sure that the name you choose is either in DNS, or you enter a matching
record in /etc/hosts. Otherwise, you'll have problems with applications running
slowly, or not starting at all because they try to verify the hostname.
> Thanks again
> >> hello (again),
> >> I am still having some problems with kdm, I have
> >> searched
> >> (again) the archives and the handbook. Below are the steps I took,
> >> files I edited during setup. After I installed the X window system
> >> and
> >> KDE I created the file ~/.xinitrc which contains;
> >> exec startkde
> >>> after I created the file I could use startx to run KDE.
> >> I then setup KDM by editing the file
> >> /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xdm/Xsession. I
> >> added the following to the file;
> >> case $# in
> >> 1)
> >> case $1 in
> >> kde)
> >> exec /usr/local/bin/startkde
> >> ;;
> >> failsafe)
> >> exec xtem -geometry 80x24-0-0
> >> ;;
> >> esac
> >> esac
> >> Finally I added the following to /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xdm/Xsetup_0;
> >> /usr/local/bin/kdmdesktop
> >> KDM loads but when I log in nothing happens, I just end up back at
> >> the
> >> login screen. This is all the info I can think of. If I missed any
> >> please let me know.
> >> Thanks again
> >> Brett
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