how do I get kde when I login?

Steve King stevenking66 at
Sat Mar 20 12:42:48 GMT 2004


I had this problem when I was using kdm as the greeter (that was specified 
in /etc/init.d/xdm on my set-up).

I guess you have kde installed somewhere like /opt/kde3? Adjust what follows 

First, check that /opt/kde3/share/config/kdm/Xsession will start up your kde 
desktop (when typed at the xterm window you are getting).

Then, make sure that /opt/kde3/share/config/kdm/kdmrc has this line:
in the section called [X-*-Core]   (careful - lots of very similar section 

That should do the trick... Go back to the greeter and try again. 

(I also found that things were being spoiled by files in /etc/opt/kde/*. I 
deleted these and various kde features burst into life. Of course, be careful 
about doing that. I presume the problems I had with it were because it 
clashed with /opt/kde/share/config/kdm, but the /etc/opt/kde directory must 
have been there for a reason...)

Good luck

Dundee, UK

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