KDE Difficulties

Nicolas Blais nb_root at videotron.ca
Mon Dec 26 12:51:41 PST 2005

On December 26, 2005 03:46 pm, Shane Webber wrote:
>     Hello,
>        I have recently installed FreeBSD6-RELEASE that I've downloaded from
> FBSD.org via Disk1 and 2 onto my Toshiba Satellite P35-S611. I've
> previously purchased several FBSD Power Packs and haven't had this much
> difficulty before with my other systems, then again I've been gone for more
> than four years so I assume I've missed some things. The install was
> completely successful so far, however I don't know how to set the system up
> so that when I use "startx" it defaults to KDE or when I use "startkde"
> from the prompt kde will begin without having a "cannot connect to X
> server" error. I know the X server (XFree86? or Xorg?, I believe it's xorg
> because I use top after using startx) must start prior to any GUI. I've
> searched the handbook and haven't found what I need to get to where I would
> like my system to be. Your assistance would be appreciated. Thanks v/r
> Shane

Here's what I use:

In my /etc/ttys file, the line for ttyv8:

ttyv8   "/usr/local/bin/kdm -nodaemon"  xterm   on  secure

This starts kdm (the KDE login manager) at boot. Then I am able to go into KDE 
without any scripts or 'startkde' or anything.

FreeBSD 7.0-CURRENT #7: Mon Dec 26 12:43:20 EST 2005     
root at clk01a:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/CLK01A 
PGP? (updated 16 Nov 05) : http://www.clkroot.net/security/nb_root.asc
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