Beginner Questions

Bob Middaugh bob.middaugh at
Thu Jun 8 17:58:14 UTC 2006

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From: "Mayo, Richard A RDECOM CERDEC STCD SRI" <Richard.Mayo at>
> I'm setting up a FreeBSD box for the first time, so naturally I have a bunch of 
> questions.  I'm sure these are addressed on the web somewhere, but I'm not 
> having any luck finding anything so here goes:
> What file controls the way Xwindows sets up after I log on?  I got the graphical 
> login screen, but now I want to start Xwindows with kde rather than twm.
> Thanks,
> Rich Mayo

edit /etc/ttys to point to the kde display mgr, should look something like this, mine's for gnome though.

ttyv8	"/usr/X11R6/sbin/gdm -nodaemon"	xterm	on secure

check out the handbook on this:


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