hello Eric,
           After installed the X window system and KDE I created the 
file ~/.xinitrc which contains;
                        exec startkde

after I created the file I could use startx to run KDE.

I then setup KDM by editing the file /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xdm/Xsession. I 
added the following to the file;
                     case $# in
                         case $1 in
                               exec /usr/local/bin/startkde
                                exec xtem -geometry 80x24-0-0
Finally I added the following to /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xdm/Xsetup_0;


KDM loads but when I log in nothing happens, I just end up back at the 
login screen. This is all the info I can think of. If I missed any 
please let me know.

Thanks again

On Thursday 17 June 2004 23:36, Brett Wiggins wrote:
> hello,
>       I am having some problems with startkde. I have looked through
> the mailing list archive and the handbook and am still stuck. I set up
> my machine to run KDE as per the handbook chapter on the X window
> system. When I type startx KDE runs fine, when I type startkde I get
> the following output;


startkde isn't working, because X11 has not be started yet, so there are no 
sessions for it to connect to.    This is, iirc, the normal behavior.  
Generally, people could start a generic x session and run startkde from an 
xterm in that session.  Having an "exec startkde" in your .xinitrc file just 
basically does this for you.

As far as your other problem, we'd need more information about your setup.  
What did you do/not do to get kdm working.

Give us the info and we should be able to help you.
Eric F Crist

Keep your pecker hard and your powder dry, and the world WILL turn.
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