Beginner Questions

Jonathan Horne jhorne at
Thu Jun 8 22:36:16 UTC 2006

On Thursday 08 June 2006 13:35, Derek Ragona wrote:
> Look at the file
> .xinitrc
> in your home directory, this is where the window manager is usually run
> from.
>          -Derek
> At 07:14 AM 6/8/2006, 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.
> >
> >
> >
> >Thanks,
> >
> >Rich Mayo
> >

for all of my installs, i always have to create the .xinitrc file, as its 
never there by default (for me, anyway).  to start kde, i populate 
my .xinitrc file with the line:

exec startkde

and thats it.  KDE will start.

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