To start the display manager, log in as root on the console and type:
You can start xdm automatically on bootup by changing the line
xdm_flags=NO # for normal use: xdm_flags=""
xdm_flags="" # for normal use: xdm_flags=""
Note that the binary distributions of XFree86 for OpenBSD on ftp.xfree86.org and its mirrors don't include support for the XDM-AUTHORIZATION-1 protocol, because of the US export rules.
The easiest way for new users to start X windows is to type: ``
>& startx.log''. Error messages are lost unless you redirect them
because the server takes over the screen.
To get out of X windows, type: ``
exit'' in the console xterm.
You can customize your X by creating
.twmrc files in your home directory as described in the xinit
and startx man pages.