Beginner Questions

Andy Reitz reitz at
Thu Jun 8 21:29:46 UTC 2006

On Thu, 8 Jun 2006, Mayo, Richard A RDECOM CERDEC STCD SRI wrote:

> 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.

Hi Rich,

Welcome to FreeBSD! The FreeBSD handbook:

Is a fantastic source of information on how to use FreeBSD. In particular,
there is a section which covers xdm (the graphical login screen):

And another section on "Desktop Environments" (basically Gnome and KDE):

In the KDE section, there are instructions for installing KDE, and for
enabling it so that KDE starts when you login.

Hope this helps,
	-Andy Reitz.

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