configuring KDE on FreeBSD 6.0

illoai at illoai at
Fri Feb 24 15:33:35 PST 2006

On 2/24/06, Wendell Anderson <wanderson at> wrote:
> I have successfully installed FreeBSD 6.0  with and
> KDE 3.4.3.
> When I execute "startx" the  "tcm"  windowing system, starts
> up fine. However when I try starting KDE, I get x-server errors.
> I need help in configuring KDE to proper operation.

>From root issue:
(I think there's where kdm installs to by default,
you can probably get by with just typing kdm)
or change the line in /etc/ttys:
ttyv8   "/usr/X11R6/bin/xdm -nodaemon"  xterm   off secure
to something more like:
ttyv8 "/usr/local/bin/kdm" xterm on secure
which should start kde at boot.

Note, the exact syntax of these escapes me, try:
where kdm
man kdm
Also note, if you've installed user accounts with uids below
1000, I believe kde will not allow you to log in until you've
edited the kdm config file, which I cannot recall where that
lives.  man kdm should answer that.


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