How to start xfce from kdm

James Richard Tyrer tyrerj at
Wed Jul 24 06:12:25 BST 2002

Mack Lobell wrote:
> Hi,
> tried that and it didn't work.
> root~#cat .xsession
> #!/bin/sh
> /usr/X11R6/bin/startxfce
> The whole idea of adding the entries in /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xdm/Xsession 
> is so we don't need a "static" ~/.xsession file (we want to choose 
> desktop dynamically).
> I have followed the instructions under 
> ( 
> in the FreeBSD Handbook, but no luck.

Are you certain that you have the correct: "Xsession" file?

The default Linux install has it in: "$KDEDIR/share/config/kdm/"

and that: "Xsession" file sources one in: "/etc/X11/"


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