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Old 02-27-2007, 05:34 AM   #1
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How to start K-desktop and Gnome-desktop


Hi folks,

FreeBSD 6.2-amd64


Just finished installation. I'm prepared running this box as servers for testing. Since this is a test I installed almost >80% packages on Disc 2. The box booted straight to runlevel 3. After login;

$ startx
started xterm windows. On there I can start K desktop with "startkde" But failed to start Gnome with "gnome-session"


Please advise how to make on runlevel 3;

$ startkde
to start K desktop

Or
$ gnome-session
to start Gnome desktop

TIA


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Old 02-27-2007, 08:09 AM   #2
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To make startx bring up KDE:

Code:
echo startkde > ~/.xinitrc
To make startx bring up GNOME:

Code:
echo gnome-session > ~/.xinitrc
 
Old 02-27-2007, 10:07 AM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by introuble
To make startx bring up KDE:

Code:
echo startkde > ~/.xinitrc
To make startx bring up GNOME:

Code:
echo gnome-session > ~/.xinitrc
Hi introuble,

Tks for your advice.

$ cat ~/.xinitrc
Code:
#/bin/sh
startkde
I have created the above file already. Now running "startx" starts KDE. But I can't start Gnome.

To perform your version what will be on .xinitrc? Tks.


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Old 02-27-2007, 12:50 PM   #4
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He already mentioned it in the post above. Instead of having "startkde" in your ~/.xinitrc, you should have "gnome-session". If GNOME fails to start, then post any error messages. If you are going to be switching between various GUI environments, then maybe you need to use a login manager. There is some info here on how to enable KDM at boot up.
 
Old 03-03-2007, 02:12 AM   #5
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Hi folks,

The major problem here is unable to get nVidia driver for FreeBSD-6.2 amd64. Folks running FreeBSD are now struggling on this issue. Please read;

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/show...=41545&page=15

and

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=82203


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