starting kde in 5.3

messmate messmate at
Wed Sep 22 12:15:05 PDT 2004

On Wed, 22 Sep 2004 18:42:01 +0200
Huw Wynn-Jones <huwwynnjones at> wrote:

>you new to change your .xinitrc file to read:
>exec startkde
>the .xinitrc file is found in your home directory ie:
>after this kde will run when you type startx
>you might want to have a look at the handbook section on kde and kdm, a
> graphical login screen.
>On Wednesday 22 September 2004 06:38, pixiedave wrote:
>> Hey all, I amused to 4 stable, and have upgraded to 5.3.
>> I like that xorg runs out of the box, the old setup sucked!. 
>> Anyways, I compiled kde3 from ports. That took forever!  What do I
>> need to do to start it?
>> startx just runs twm.  I am assuming i need to change a config file,
>> but never have done so with x11.
>> Thanks Dave
An other way to start kde :
startx /usr/local/bin/startkde

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