Congratulations! You have installed Xorg and are now ready to get KDE running.
First, su to root.
$ su - password: #
After you have root privileges, you must install KDE. As of the time of writing this article KDE 3.4 is the most current.
You have two options for installing KDE: build from ports or use the BSD packages.
To build KDE from source, use the ports tree:
# cd /usr/ports/x11/kde3 && make install clean
[update - 2008/09/06: KDE 4.1.1 is available in ports]
# cd /usr/ports/x11/kde4 && make install clean
OR to install pre-built package:
# pkg_add -r kde
Notice: If you look at the command above, it's 'kde' and NOT 'kde3'. BSD has been nice enough to keep with the times. If you are adding a package as a general rule, you leave off the version number and you'll get the most stable version.
After KDE is installed you must tell the X server to invoke KDE at the start of the X server and NOT to use the default WM. This is done though editing the .xinitrc file.
# % echo "exec startkde" > ~/.xinitrc
Note: Sometimes if you are already using a window manager (i.e. XDM) you might have to edit the .xsession instead of the xinitrc
If all has gone well, you SHOULD be able to:
and have X start up and then invoke KDE.
Note: A lot of this article has originated from http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/x11-wm.html