> > > I searched your site, but my burning question is, How
> > > do I start the Graphical Interfaces, KDE and Gnome? I
> > > did a Custom Installation following the directions of
> > > the website. I installed all the packages and Ports. I
> > > want to learn everything.
> > 
> > I don't know about gnome but for KDE, add the line
> > exec startkde 
> > in to a local file called ".xinitrc". There are ways to 
> make it startup 
> > at login but I choose to type startx at the command line.
> If you use gdm (which comes with Gnome) as a login manager, 
> you will be automatically logged into Gnome.
> To launch gdm at boot time, the following is necessary
> cp /usr/X11R6/etc/rc.d/gdm.sample /usr/local/etc/rc.d/gdm.sh 
> chmod a+x /usr/local/etc/rc.d/gdm.sh

Curious, what if I want either option.  In other words, when I boot up the
machine it shows the gdm login, but if I want a console login can I just hit

I would just try it out myself, but currently my only running FreeBSD
machine is a fileserver.

> You can also launch gdm manually on the console.
> Regards,
>  Simon

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