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terfy 12-06-2005 07:45 AM

Won't start KDM
 
It won't start the kdm.

nothing happens when I type kdm as root and it doesn't start automatically either.

It worked once, and I installed openoffice.org and mozilla-firefox but the next reboot it just cannot go into kdm, and I don't know why.. when I login as root and type kdm nothing happens.. with xdm it seams to try loggin in, but kills itself again..

I tried dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg and kdm is set to kdm and not xdm.(as i usually do) I go to xserver-xorg and sets it correctly, but when I do it, it says that xserver-xorg are already there and making a backup instead, I dont know why I cannot change this.

can anyone help me ?? I would really like to join my kde again..

tuxuser19 12-06-2005 09:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by terfy
It won't start the kdm.

nothing happens when I type kdm as root and it doesn't start automatically either.

It worked once, and I installed openoffice.org and mozilla-firefox but the next reboot it just cannot go into kdm, and I don't know why.. when I login as root and type kdm nothing happens.. with xdm it seams to try loggin in, but kills itself again..

I tried dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg and kdm is set to kdm and not xdm.(as i usually do) I go to xserver-xorg and sets it correctly, but when I do it, it says that xserver-xorg are already there and making a backup instead, I dont know why I cannot change this.

can anyone help me ?? I would really like to join my kde again..

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Try as a normal user not as a root. Never start KDE or X Windows as a root, in fact it is not safe to do so.

terfy 01-05-2006 03:33 PM

well it says that only root is supposed to run kdm when I try my user.

HappyTux 01-05-2006 07:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by terfy
well it says that only root is supposed to run kdm when I try my user.

Try apt-get install --reinstall kdm to get it back to its default settings then it should start automatically for you each time you boot.

terfy 01-06-2006 07:00 PM

okay thanks..


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