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Old 12-15-2003, 11:06 AM   #1
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Question KDE Help


OK. ill be honest I recently decided to use Linux as to use something new only because im getting sick and tired of my Windows XP never doing what I want (plain and simple IM HATING MICROSOFT AND WINDOWS IN GENERAL!) anyways. I recently installed Mandrake Linux 9.1 and everything went beutiful except for whenever I go to boot in and log into my user name in KDE 2.1.1. KDE dosnt boot up and show on my screen. Im able to log in but I can only log in the command screen. and i was wondering if anybody knew what to type to get KDE back up and runnning so i can use it. Otherwise im gonna install Lycoris Desktop LX instead.
 
Old 12-15-2003, 12:00 PM   #2
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This comes up a fair bit.

From the command level type 'startx'.

To have it go straight to X-windows everytime you boot, edit your /etc/inittab file. You'll see a line there about defaults and there should be comment lines telling you what your choices are.

Or have I misunderstood? You said "get KDE back up". Was it working and suddenly stopped?

John
 
Old 12-15-2003, 12:03 PM   #3
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do you use a login manager?

try logging on as root, then typing 'kdm.'
 
Old 12-15-2003, 07:22 PM   #4
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<QUOTE> do you use a login manager?

try logging on as root, then typing 'kdm.'<ENDQUOTE>

I already tried that, it wont allow it to boot in
 
Old 12-15-2003, 07:26 PM   #5
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<QUOTE> This comes up a fair bit.

From the command level type 'startx'.

To have it go straight to X-windows everytime you boot, edit your /etc/inittab file. You'll see a line there about defaults and there should be comment lines telling you what your choices are.

Or have I misunderstood? You said "get KDE back up". Was it working and suddenly stopped? <ENDQUOTE>

It never did work. I have a spare HDD where I install the OS's but each time I ever install it, no and when i mean NO KDE desktop ever boots up I tell you what, I sure am confused. It never did this whenever I preiously installed Lycoris Desktop LX or even before when i installed it :S
 
Old 12-16-2003, 02:30 AM   #6
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So what happens when you type 'startx' or 'kdm'?
 
Old 12-16-2003, 09:05 PM   #7
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it says that it cant open it (soz but i cbf typing the whole thing sorry, just saying it plain and simple)
 
Old 12-17-2003, 01:55 AM   #8
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Can't open it ... Highly unusual. Please type
Code:
locate kdm
locate startx
echo $PATH
and make sure you find the Paths to kdm and startx included in your PATH-variable.

If they are there, have a look at the permissions. Please type:
Code:
ls -l /path/to/kdm
ls -l /path/to/startx
with ls -l being small "LS -L", and post the results here (should be something like -rwxr-xr-x).

Edit: When you want to post some output here, copy and paste (to a file) should work also from console ...

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