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-----Original Message-----
From: Ruben Bloemgarten [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] 
Sent: Friday, June 18, 2004 8:13 PM
To: 'Brett Wiggins'
Subject: RE: more kdm questions

# vi /etc/rc.conf 
Add hostname="yourhostname" to the file 
Reboot will make the change permanent. For a temprary hostname :
#hostname yourhostname

To verify if the hostname was set :

The hostname is not related to X nor xdm/gdm/kdm, but is a system parameter.
Many applications will not function properly or at all without the machine 
knowing who it is. Xdm/kdm/gdm are amongst those appz that won't work
without the hostname.

Also, I always take the xinitrc template from /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xinit, copy
it to my home directory and modify at will. 

Good luck.

-----Original Message-----
From: Brett Wiggins [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] 
Sent: Friday, June 18, 2004 6:21 PM
Subject: more kdm questions

hello again,

> Did you set the hostname ?
This is going to sound like a stupid question but how do I set the 
hostname? I searched the archive for 'kdm hostname' and found nothing.

Thanks again

>> hello (again),
>>              I am still having some problems with kdm, I have 
>> searched 
>> (again) the archives and the handbook. Below are the steps I took, 
>> files I edited during setup. After I 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
>>                    1)
>>                        case $1 in
>>                         kde)
>>                              exec /usr/local/bin/startkde
>>                              ;;
>>                        failsafe)
>>                               exec xtem -geometry 80x24-0-0
>>                               ;;
>>                        esac
>>                     esac 
>> Finally I added the following to /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xdm/Xsetup_0;
>>                  /usr/local/bin/kdmdesktop                       
>> 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
>> Brett

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