December 10th, 2004, 11:11
know next to nothing about linux. got openbsd v3.6 (amd64) installed

with pkg_add kdebase-3.2.3.tgz but then back to prompt - no KDE ?

tried startx and got xconsole saying wd0 soft error corrected.

now what ? return to XPro :)

December 10th, 2004, 11:52
Run the following command.

echo "startkde" >> ~/.xinitrc

That *SHOULD* do it for you. Whoops almost forgot you'll need to re/startx for it to take effect.

Good luck, and hope you enjoy your stay. :^)

December 10th, 2004, 12:10
***is that a literal string socomm ? spaces in it ? double quotes ?

in xterm it did nothing .....

December 10th, 2004, 12:39
You need to get out of X and back in for that to take effect.

~/.xinitrc is the startup script for that user. You can load apps, set backgrounds, etc. in there and finally load a window manager. startkde is the startup script for KDE and it should load KDE up nicely when you do startx next.

December 10th, 2004, 12:59
Yeah, like I said restart X. Sorry if you read my post before I had a chance to edit my mistake.