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       startkde - Starts up the KDE Desktop Environment




       This manual page documents briefly the startkde command.  This manual page was written for
       the Debian distribution because the original program does not have a manual page.

       The startkde script starts up the K Desktop Environment and is typically executed by  your
       login  manager  (e.g. xdm, gdm, kdm, wdm or from your X startup scripts). startkde in turn
       launches ksmserver, which will load your last session, or a default session that  includes
       the standard KDE programs if no saved session is available.

       startkde, with ksmserver, is a standard X11R6 session manager that can manage any X11R6 SM
       compliant program.

       startkde and ksmserver use the contents of the ~/.kde directory  for  starting  previously
       saved  sessions. Source scripts found in ~/.kde/env/*.sh can be used to define environment
       variables that will be available to all KDE programs.

       For anything else (that doesn't set env vars, or that needs a window manager), better  use
       the ~/.kde/Autostart folder.

       At the end of a session, the scripts found in ~/.kde/shutdown will be executed.


       startkde takes no command line options.


       startkde is written by the KDE Project.

       This manual page was written by Philipp Grau.


       Report  bugs  of  this  modified Debian version of startkde to the Bug Tracking System at:


       Copyright © 2005 Philipp Grau.

                                           Jan 17, 2005                               startkde(1)