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Old 09-23-2005, 03:18 PM   #1
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kde login errors after adding users

I have just successfully installed debian woody (bf24) then upgraded to testing and installed KDE, KDM, X and other desktop software. My installation only provided for 1 user account and the superuser account. I used KUser to create a couple new users, but whenever I log in with these new users I get errors. The first user account created at installation still works great. I wrote down the errors:

Could not read network connection //.DCOPserver_debian_0
Please check that "dcopserver" program is running

Configuration file *//.kde/share/config/kwinrc
Configuration file *//.kde/share/config/kdeglobals

No write access to $Home directory (/)

Could not start ksmserver

Configuration file *//.kde/share/config/ksplashrs
Configuration file *//.kde/share/config/kdeglobals

I am a new to linux and really excited to have finally got it installed and working on a computer, but this is really raining on my parade...(not to mention lack of sound and video, but I need to do more legwork about that)... Any help is appreciated.

Last edited by nbn792; 09-23-2005 at 03:23 PM.
Old 09-23-2005, 03:22 PM   #2
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4got to mention after it throws the errors X crashes and returns to KDM

Old 09-24-2005, 11:05 AM   #3
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I did some more reading and trid the following in my home/<user> directories:

rm -f .DCOP*

But it did not remedy my situation. Also, I noticed that when at the console if I login under one of these new users, it says

bash: /home/dwright/.bashrc: Permission denied

then proceeds to login as that user but at the / directory.

I am a new to linux and any help would be appreciated.

Old 10-04-2005, 09:23 PM   #4
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I had/have the same problem with Suse 9.1/9.3.
Apparently it showed that I needed to add the link to into /etc/pam.d/login so that at login of a new user the new home directory will be created. But with this line there's another error: I can't login via KDM (same errors as you described), I have to login to Console first, then logout, and then it works for KDM. Strange but I haven't found any solution yet.

Line in /etc/pam.d/login reads:

session required skel=/etc/skel umask=0022



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