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Old 01-25-2005, 08:25 AM   #1
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Gentoo 2004.3-r1 installed. How DO i start KDE at boot?

as the title says, i have installed Gentoo, and now I need to know how to start up KDE at boot instead of getting a console and having to "startx" myself.

Old 01-25-2005, 08:35 AM   #2
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If you bother to read the KDE, it already tells you how to. Anyway, here it is...

rc-update add xdm default

Then, edit /etc/rc.conf and add these two lines at the bottom of it, assuming that you have installed KDE version 3.3.2! If not sure about the name, look in /etc/X11/Sessions...


Reboot and enjoy the GUI login screen.

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Run the command "rc-update add xdm default".

If you are a KDE user you probably want to run kdm. To have xdm executed edit /etc/rc.conf and set DISPLAYMANAGER="kdm".

Just to clarify... regardless of the display manager you run "rc-update add xdm default". The xdm startup script will choose a display manager based on the DISPLAYMANAGER variable in /etc/rc.conf. This is a little confusing but it is the way it is.

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ok, thanks, what is the entrance option?

and will this allow me to boot to other GUI's?


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