Strange X problem

Paul Schmehl pauls at
Thu Oct 5 22:11:06 PDT 2006

--On October 6, 2006 12:52:12 AM -0400 Bob <bob at> wrote:

> On Thursday 05 October 2006 15:36, Paul Schmehl wrote:
>> What did I miss?
> Don't know exactly, as I am quite new to FreeBSD; but I can tell you
> what I  did.
> After the installation of X11, I created a file in my home directory
> called .xinitrc in that file I have the single line exec startkde.
> I log into my account, and when I want Xwindows I simply
> execute /usr/X11R6/bin/startx.
> Here is what my .xinitrc file looks like:
># /usr/X11R6/bin/startxfce4
># exec gnome-session
># /usr/X11R6/bin/afterstep
> exec startkde
> I can edit it and use another window manager if I want... I have used
> all the  ones listed.
> Hope some of this helps.
Not really.  I want X to start *without* requiring a console login and 
prompt me for a login in the gui, just like my workstation does.

I can type starx or gdm after logging in as root, but that's not what I 

Paul Schmehl (pauls at
Adjunct Information Security Officer
The University of Texas at Dallas

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