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Old 02-01-2004, 10:05 PM   #1
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KDE failing to load after x-windows prompt


I have completed the installation of KDE with no indication that any errors occured, apart from the suggestion that i should remove the repeated urls in the source.list file.

So, logging in to (either of) my user account(s), I enter my credentials at the x-windows prompt, and I see the KDE load screen. However, once the initiation reaches the third step(/icon), the 'Initializing Peripherals' step, it blacks out, closes the session, and returns to the x-windows prompt.

the console reads:
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Jan  5 05:10:28 debian PAM_unix[2582]: (xdm) session closed for user (my username)
Jan  5 05:10:30 debian modprobe: modprobe: Can't locate module char-major-13
this isn't exactly what one might call cryptic, but I personally don't have a clue what it's asking for/what I need to do for KDE to load properly. could someone please help?
 
Old 02-01-2004, 10:14 PM   #2
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Sounds like corrupted config files. You might fix it by removing ~/.kde/share/config/
 
Old 02-01-2004, 10:17 PM   #3
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one problem: i can't log in as anyone, each time i do, the problem explained above occurs

Last edited by Beeyah; 02-01-2004 at 10:23 PM.
 
Old 02-01-2004, 10:23 PM   #4
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I had the same problem today. I went into the /etc/X11 xf66config-4 file and added "Off" after the DPMS option. THis solved my login problem.
Hope this helps.

Roy
 
Old 02-01-2004, 10:23 PM   #5
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Hmm, I don't use xdm, but can't you hit ctrl+alt+f1 until you get to the console -- then suspend with ctrl+z, become root, telinit 4, then get back into X and kill it nicely if you want.

Then from runlevel 4, become the user you want to be and use startx.
 
Old 02-01-2004, 10:24 PM   #6
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but is there any way of accessing the command line without logging in? or disabling KDE momentarily without the use of the command line? as i said i'm unable to log in, how were you able to?

edit: oh, thank you!

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Old 02-01-2004, 10:28 PM   #7
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excuse my stupidity, but how does one return to X-windows once on the command line?
 
Old 02-01-2004, 10:45 PM   #8
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startx

You will drop back to the console if X dies, which frankly might be convenient in your case, while you track down the problem.
 
Old 02-01-2004, 11:01 PM   #9
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awesome, okay so here's what i've got:

after it prints out the line regarding the mouse, it says:
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Fatal server error:
Caught signal 4. Server aborting

(a message about reporting bugs to debian project)

xinit:  connection to x server lost.
does that help at all?
 
Old 02-01-2004, 11:12 PM   #10
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No.

Your most recent logfile will be in /var/log/XFree86.0.log
 
Old 10-11-2004, 01:14 PM   #11
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I'm having the same problem -> does anyone know how to fix this?

-The Pentium Guy
 
  


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