How to start KDE (plasma 5) desktop with GDM ?

Ultima ultima1252 at
Sat Apr 15 12:32:42 UTC 2017

KDE5's display manager is known as Simple Desktop Display Manager or
sddm. x11/sddm is the port.

I am having trouble remembering if installing the port will by default
launch plasma5-plasma.If it doesn't reply and ill give some more direction.
Also, I suggest adding kde-freebsd at for kde related topics.


On Sat, Apr 15, 2017 at 5:24 AM, Manish Jain <bourne.identity at>

> Hi,
> I am on FreeBSD 12.0-CURRENT (r316508) and am building KDE5 desktop with
> area51 ports.
> Since KDE5 does not have its own display manager yet, is it possible to
> get gdm (the display manager already in use) to start KDE instead of
> Gnome. I have gdm_enable="YES" in /etc/rc.conf.
> Thanks for any help.
> Manish Jain
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