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Old 09-10-2004, 04:17 PM   #1
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starting kde through kdm


i want to launch kde after logging in through kdm on my machine with debian sid.
kdm is the standard display-manager and it starts just fine during boot. but after log in, it seems that i have a session without a window-manager (there's just one xterm, without window-decoration). explicitly choosing kde or twm in kdm's session menu has no effect.
for now i choose 'console login' on every startup and start XWindow/ kde with 'startx', but that's a bit laborious

every hint on which configuration-files i have to use would be nice, thank you.
Old 09-12-2004, 04:12 AM   #2
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Not sure if this will help but /usr/share/apps/kdm/sessions/ is where some config files are kept. There should be a file with the name "01KDE.desktop". My version holds the following code and it works fine:
[Desktop Entry]
Let me know if this helped.

Old 09-12-2004, 07:45 AM   #3
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thanks for the reply!

My /usr/share/apps/kdm/sessions/kde.desktop is nearly the same. I changed Type=XSession to Type=Application but it still didn't work.
However, I took another (not very elegant) way to solve my problem (not to understand it):
/opt/kde/bin/genkdmconf --no-old
It makes a new configuration with default-values, what meens that I had to change the configuration to my needs again; but it works!

thank you again.



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