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Old 08-10-2006, 03:23 AM   #1
Chrysalid
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Unable to login to KDE from KDM


Hi, I'm having a weird problem with the KDE login manager. When I boot up, the login manager window comes up, I enter my password and press Login, but the screen goes blank, as if it was trying to switch video modes, and then it goes back to the login screen. I have typed the password correctly, so that's not the problem. I can get KDE up by starting the x-server manually and then running startkde. Can anyone suggest what could be wrong?

"dpkg-reconfigure kdm" didn't help, "apt-get --reinstall install kdm" didn't help.

I have downloaded KDE 3.4 packages from the Debian Unofficial repository.
I have the stock kernel 2.6.8-2-k7 and I'm using the XFree86 version seen on the logfile (4.3.0.1)

/var/log/kdm.log:

Code:
XFree86 Version 4.3.0.1 (Debian 4.3.0.dfsg.1-14sarge1 20050901212727 fjp@localhost.localdomain)
Release Date: 15 August 2003
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 6.6
Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.8-16.0508-2 i686 [ELF] 
Build Date: 02 September 2005

This version of XFree86 has been extensively modified by the Debian
Project, and is not supported by the XFree86 Project, Inc., in any
way.  Bugs should be reported to the Debian Bug Tracking System; see
<URL: http://www.debian.org/Bugs/Reporting >.

We strongly encourage the use of the "reportbug" package and command
to ensure that bug reports contain as much useful information as
possible.

Before filing a bug report, you may want to consult the Debian X FAQ:
       XHTML version: file:///usr/share/doc/xfree86-common/FAQ.xhtml
  plain text version: file:///usr/share/doc/xfree86-common/FAQ.gz

Module Loader present
OS Kernel: Linux version 2.6.8-2-k7 (horms@tabatha.lab.ultramonkey.org) (gcc version 3.3.5 (Debian 1:3.3.5-13)) #1 Tue Aug 16 14:00:15 UTC 2005 
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
         (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
         (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/XFree86.0.log", Time: Wed Aug  9 17:30:09 2006
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/XF86Config-4"
Couldn't open RGB_DB '/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb'
Skipping "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libGLcore.a:m_debug_clip.o":  No symbols found
Skipping "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libGLcore.a:m_debug_norm.o":  No symbols found
Skipping "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libGLcore.a:m_debug_xform.o":  No symbols found
Skipping "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libGLcore.a:m_debug_vertex.o":  No symbols found
Skipping "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules/fonts/libspeedo.a:spencode.o":  No symbols found
(WW) RADEON: No matching Device section for instance (BusID PCI:1:0:1) found
Couldn't load XKB keymap, falling back to pre-XKB keymap
Warning: font renderer for ".pcf" already registered at priority 0
Warning: font renderer for ".pcf.Z" already registered at priority 0
Warning: font renderer for ".pcf.gz" already registered at priority 0
Warning: font renderer for ".snf" already registered at priority 0
Warning: font renderer for ".snf.Z" already registered at priority 0
Warning: font renderer for ".snf.gz" already registered at priority 0
Warning: font renderer for ".bdf" already registered at priority 0
Warning: font renderer for ".bdf.Z" already registered at priority 0
Warning: font renderer for ".bdf.gz" already registered at priority 0
Warning: font renderer for ".pmf" already registered at priority 0
Could not init font path element unix/:7100, removing from list!
QImage::convertDepth: Image is a null image
QImage::smoothScale: Image is a null image
Couldn't load XKB keymap, falling back to pre-XKB keymap
Could not init font path element unix/:7100, removing from list!
QImage::convertDepth: Image is a null image
QImage::smoothScale: Image is a null image
Couldn't load XKB keymap, falling back to pre-XKB keymap
Could not init font path element unix/:7100, removing from list!
QImage::convertDepth: Image is a null image
QImage::smoothScale: Image is a null image
 
Old 08-11-2006, 12:14 PM   #2
IsaacKuo
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I ran into symptoms that looked exactly like that on a recent Debian install. It turned out that I was out of space in the OS partition. Thus, what was happening was that KDE couldn't start and upon failure the X server restarted (bringing up kdm).

The system wasn't completely crippled, because the default ext3 file system reserves 5% of the space for the root user. Thus, it's possible to log in as root and do some cleaning up.

If you log in to a text console, what do you see when you enter "df"?

One thing you can do to quickly reclaim a lot of space is run "apt-get clean" (as root). This removes cached .deb files.
 
  


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