KDM doesn't launch any WindowManager

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at be-well.ilk.org
Thu Feb 10 11:13:53 PST 2005

HuGo Herter <hexadecime at yahoo.fr> writes:

HuGo Herter <hexadecime at yahoo.fr> writes:

> Hello,
> I've just installed the last version of FreeBSD (5.3), after the
> reference, but I cannot launch any WindowManager using KDM : KDM
> closes and restart immediatly...
> I think that it's the same about XDM. But my Window Managers works
> using startx !

In that case, it's almost certainly a problem with your .xsession
file.  Is it different than your .xinitrc?

> I think it's because there is no X-configuration menu during the
> installation with sysinstall... But what's the name of the new tool ?

A lot of people don't need to configure X to have it "just work."  
The tool you're looking for is "xorgcfg" or "xorgconfig", but your 
configuration is probably fine if it works with startx.

Lowell Gilbert, embedded/networking software engineer, Boston area

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