FreeBSD 7.2 Installation Manual

Warren Block wblock at
Fri Jun 12 14:02:40 UTC 2009

On Fri, 12 Jun 2009, Glen Barber wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 12, 2009 at 9:09 AM, <Nick at> wrote:
>> In
>> It says: "If the X server has been configured and a Default Desktop chosen,
>> it can be started by typing startx at the command line." but nowhere in the
>> manual or the installation program is there any information or options on X
>> server configuration or choosing a Default Desktop!  Help!
> You can set a default desktop by creating $HOME/.xinitrc containing:
> /usr/local/bin/your_desktop_environment

Unless you're starting X with one of the methods that ignores .xinitrc 
and looks at .xsession instead, like xdm.

-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA

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