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Now let us take a look at the result. Now your mother has probably told you never to work as root. So we'll take on your mother's advice and test KDE as a user. Log in as your user and configure your session so it starts KDE when you issue startx. You can do this by writing exec startkde in ~/.xinitrc:
Code Listing 2.3: Configuring your local session
$ echo "exec startkde" > ~/.xinitrc
Now start up your graphical environment by running startx.
Code Listing 2.4: Starting KDE
You will be greeted by an application called KPersonalizer. Congratulations, let's now take a look at how we can configure KDE...