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Old 02-13-2005, 08:40 AM   #1
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Question How to set KDE to start when i run startx?

How can I set KDE to start when i run startx?

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Old 02-13-2005, 09:01 AM   #2
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First Impressions

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

$ startx

You will be greeted by an application called KPersonalizer. Congratulations, let's now take a look at how we can configure KDE...
Gentoo docs ( but should still work


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