I'm using startx in my
.bashrc file to start X when I login at tty1 instead of using a display manager like KDM (I'm using KDE 4.3.4). The actual code in my
if [ -z "$DISPLAY" ] && [ "`tty`" = /dev/tty1 ] then startx logout fi
Now the problem is since KDM is not running I'm not able to use the shut down button from the KDE menu (because it needs root privileges to do so) and some other features are gone as well.
Is there a way to start KDM when I run
startx in my
.bashrc, like just running KDM in the background? The point is that I want no login display, so I'm sure there must be a way to just start KDM silently.