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

Matthias Apitz guru at
Sat Apr 15 19:23:26 UTC 2017

El día sábado, abril 15, 2017 a las 09:10:18p. m. +0200, Polytropon escribió:

> My experiences with gdm (and Gnome in general for that case)
> are quite bad: It seems you cannot start anything but Gnome
> with gdm, and it does totally ignore .xinitrc and .xsession,
> forcing you to get your "autostart" programs configured
> manually from within the Gnome session.
> Why not temporarily use xdm? It uses .xsession (or .xinitrc,
> if you add an "execution cascade") where you can put the
> correct command line to start KDE 5. For testing, it's also
> possible to use ye olde "startx" command (uses .xinitrc).
> I didn't investigate the gdm issue any further, because I
> tend to abandon software that heavily disappoints me. ;-)

For *many* years now I always do login on the normal console and run
'startx' to bring up KDE.


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