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Old 01-23-2006, 04:54 PM   #1
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KDE crashes and becomes unresponsive


I have just installed slackware version 10 and everything works well except KDE. About 5 seconds after loading up it will stop completely. Sometimes it is in the middle of the startup sound and that will stop as well. I have tryed configuring xorg but I have had no success. The X window system works fine. I modified .xinitrc to just "xterm" and it starts properly with just the bash command line. Fluxbox works well but it is not configured and I do not know how to.

How can I configure KDE and why is it crashing? I can not think of anything I have done wrongly.

Thank you.
 
Old 01-23-2006, 05:22 PM   #2
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Hi, welcome to LQ and Slackware!

Depends ... sometimes KDE gets its knickers in a twist
if permissions are wrong.

When you say you just installed Slack: was it a clean install,
or did you re-use a pre-existing /home partition?

Also, as which user are you running it, and if you created a
new account but ran things as root (only using su, not su -)
there may be files with wrong ownerships.

If there's no data to loose you should be able to just do a
rm -rf ~<username>/.kde
to go back to zero in terms of settings.


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Old 01-23-2006, 05:46 PM   #3
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This is a very clean install of slackware, the hard drive had been unformatted and not being used for a few months.

I created a user called alex, but weather I startx in root or alex it does exactly the same. I know of su, super user, but I do not understand what you mean?

There is no data to lose but I don't see what setting it back to it's original settings would do. Surely it is supposed to be on it's very original settings? I will try it anyway I see what happens.
 
Old 01-23-2006, 06:18 PM   #4
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Other means of diagnostics are e.g. to look at ~/.xsession-errors after
KDE dies on you, and also check /var/log/Xorg.0.log ...

It's also possible that you failed to install something that's crucial
to KDE, Slack doesn't do dependency checking... Have a look at things
like
ldd `which ksmserver`
and check whether there's messages about missing files.


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Old 01-23-2006, 07:21 PM   #5
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Sorry if it's quite long but this is what that log file says
pastebin.com/519943
Is there anything in there that would tell me what is wrong?

I did notice that the fonts seem really ugly and squashed, and the last line of that log says;

Could not init font path element /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID/, removing from list!

In flux the font is the same untill you change the theme.

Would having incorrect / not properly configured fonts be a problem?
 
Old 01-23-2006, 07:28 PM   #6
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If the base fonts were missing, yes, but this isn't the case here.

What did the ldd command give you?



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Old 01-23-2006, 07:56 PM   #7
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I could not get that to work, or I do not understand it. What is the ksm server? I've booted up in knoppix right now so I have access to my linux hard drive. Where is the file and I can tell you.
 
  


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