Arch Linux: With KDE

Kde Desktop Manager.

The size of a fully installed KDE is 2.2G, it is very huge and I need to turn on 3-D acceleration on my vbox so that KDE desktop can show.

KDE starting up...I got to say I like the style.. but it is resource taxing for my vm..

The KDE4.8 has style while loading the system… but it is very slow comparing to LXDE and Gnome…

This is the KDE desktop...Nice.. but it is very slow on my VM :p

KDE full installation

pacman -S kde

Add kdm into rc.conf

DAEMONS=(hwclock syslog-ng dbus network netfs crond alsa kdm)

Modify xinitrc

sudo nano ~/.xinitrc

Insert this:

exec ck-launch-session startkde

Modify /etc/inittab

## Only one of the following two lines can be uncommented!
# Boot to console
# Boot to X11

Uncomment id:5:initdefault and comment id:3:initdefault. Init 5 is to start X11, init 3 is to start Multiuser mode and init 1 is Single user mode. To start KDM I need X11 to start by default.

# Example lines for starting a login manager
x:5:respawn:/usr/bin/xdm -nodaemon
#x:5:respawn:/usr/sbin/gdm -nodaemon
x:5:respawn:/usr/bin/kdm -nodaemon
#x:5:respawn:/usr/bin/slim >/dev/null 2>&1

Uncomment x:5:respawn:/usr/bin/kdm -nodaemon

Note: Before you do anything about inittab, make sure dbus-daemon is always running.

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