Originally posted by Gill Bates
create a .xinitrc file and put startkde in it.
there is also a file that needs to be run that allows normal users to run x with root privilages, until u do it, u will only be able to run x as root.
i set it ages ago and never looked back - cant remember it though
//edit: looks like i replied to a post of yours and u already got this 1 solved, what was your fix?
Tks for your advice and your kind concerned.
KDE can be started with 'startkde' without problem. The only hanging problem in my case is I can't make it started directly via GUI login at booting. I created .xinitrc at '/home/user/' as well as '/root/' XFree86 welcom screen started. I can keyin 'USERNAME' but I can't keyin password (I assume typing in password being invisibe) I just keyin password and hit <ENTER>. I re-popup the welcome screem.
I solve the problem with another way to startup GUI login screen by typing 'kdm &' on multi-user mode. The GUI login screen started and I can keyin 'USERNAME' and corresponding password to startup KDE.
But I still looking for a solution to start KDE at booting. I tried follows without success;
Created /usr/local/etc/rc.d/kguilogin.sh with only 2 lines
exec "kdm &"
xinit /usr/local/bin/kdm --
and chmod 500 /usr/local/etc/rc.d/kguilogin.sh. On booting it only booted to multi-user mode.