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Old 11-12-2005, 05:00 PM   #1
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Fedora 4 - "Could not start kdeinit"


I'm running Fedora Core 4...

When I login to KDE, I get the message "Could not start kdeinit. Check your installation." After I click okay, my desktop loads, and everything seems okay.

I started getting this message after installing k3b using Synaptic (I think...it may have been something else that did it)

What's the best way to fix it? I was thinking about re-installing KDE (Is this the easiest solution?)...How do I do this using the Fedora Core 4 DVD, or is there a better way?

Thanks a lot!
 
Old 11-20-2005, 07:35 PM   #2
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Re: Fedora 4 - "Could not start kdeinit"

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Originally posted by neil6625
I'm running Fedora Core 4...

When I login to KDE, I get the message "Could not start kdeinit. Check your installation." After I click okay, my desktop loads, and everything seems okay.

I started getting this message after installing k3b using Synaptic (I think...it may have been something else that did it)

What's the best way to fix it? I was thinking about re-installing KDE (Is this the easiest solution?)...How do I do this using the Fedora Core 4 DVD, or is there a better way?

Thanks a lot!
I'd have to see the error message in full, but it does sound like something has broken.

I'd try a yum remove kdeinit (or yum remove kdecore) at the command prompt, followed by a yum install kdeinit.

Let me know how you get on.
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Old 11-20-2005, 07:58 PM   #3
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What does it do when you login as another user. If do not have another user account. Create one and try the same before redoing KDE install. Might have some corrupted file in your own ~/.kde directory. You could logout and rename your .kde file to say .kde_backup and see if that corrects it. Note you will lose your current configurations for KDE. But keeping a copy of your old you can pull certain files if needed. It is best to configure completely from scratch though.

Hope this helps
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Old 11-20-2005, 08:39 PM   #4
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problem solved

yum remove and re-install seems to have done the trick!

I'm not sure, but I think doing a yum-upgrade with atrpms might have been the cause...I'm going to disable that repo from now on...unless I need something specific.

Thanks!
 
Old 11-23-2005, 01:25 AM   #5
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I am having the same problem but the kdeinit seems to switch my mouse buttons around (I'm left handed) even though the config says the mouse is still left handed. Further more, if I change the properties of something on my desktop, I LOSE THE DESKTOP as in gone, poof, blackness.

My ntfs partition is no longer recognised and when I log out I am left with the inner contents of my windows, with no handles. Gnome works fine but the kde programs all crash now.

To try and fix it in gnome i did "yum upgrade kde*", downloaded and installed all 180 meg, logged out, logged in again.... SAME PROBLEMS. Have tried with two different users, will try another...

Please help me. Tell me where to find the debug info & I'll post it here.

BTW, I googled my brains out for 2 days before posting...
 
Old 11-23-2005, 01:37 AM   #6
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O.k. same problems when try as a fresh user.

edit-
Solved the problem with the ntfs, In trying to fix everything, I upgraded my kernel without upgrading the ntfs support

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