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Old 08-09-2004, 11:32 AM   #1
Lycus_adr0
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KDE missing after X Windows install


I recently installed X Windows 4.4.0 on my Red hat 9.0 distro, in order to take advantage of the preformance-enhancing features, and when I go to log in graphically with my session set to KDE, I end up using XDM (or something like that). I was wondering what happened to KDE, and how can I access it again?

Also, there's an annoying little Console log window in the corner of the graphical login screen, how do I rid myself of that as well?
 
Old 08-09-2004, 11:46 AM   #2
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Sorry - I'm doing this from memory - Check your /etc/inittab for the proper display manager getting kicked off. Verify .xinitrc in your home directory doesnt have a twm line in there. Comment out if it does. Also poke around in /etc/X11/ directory in case the previous things didnt fix it. Sorry this isn't more precise, Im at work on a windoze machine.


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Old 08-09-2004, 12:41 PM   #3
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While I do appreciate your help i don't quite understand what you are saying. Perhaps I should just install the latest version of KDE over top of my currently missing installation?
 
Old 08-10-2004, 07:33 AM   #4
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No, I wouldnt. Kde is still there. Im kinda busy this morning, but this afternno, Ill look for a how to on setting up kde. Your config files were over written when you reinstalledX. Its now pointing to twm, or so it seems. I think its a pretty simple fix. BTW, could you post your /etc/inittab and .xinitrc from your home directory?


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Old 08-10-2004, 09:26 PM   #5
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I was not able to find .xinitrc in my home directory as you said but I do have inittab:

#
# inittab This file describes how the INIT process should set up
# the system in a certain run-level.
#
# Author: Miquel van Smoorenburg, <miquels@drinkel.nl.mugnet.org>
# Modified for RHS Linux by Marc Ewing and Donnie Barnes
#

# Default runlevel. The runlevels used by RHS are:
# 0 - halt (Do NOT set initdefault to this)
# 1 - Single user mode
# 2 - Multiuser, without NFS (The same as 3, if you do not have networking)
# 3 - Full multiuser mode
# 4 - unused
# 5 - X11
# 6 - reboot (Do NOT set initdefault to this)
#
id:5:initdefault:

# System initialization.
si::sysinit:/etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit

l0:0:wait:/etc/rc.d/rc 0
l1:1:wait:/etc/rc.d/rc 1
l2:2:wait:/etc/rc.d/rc 2
l3:3:wait:/etc/rc.d/rc 3
l4:4:wait:/etc/rc.d/rc 4
l5:5:wait:/etc/rc.d/rc 5
l6:6:wait:/etc/rc.d/rc 6

# Trap CTRL-ALT-DELETE
ca::ctrlaltdel:/sbin/shutdown -t3 -r now

# When our UPS tells us power has failed, assume we have a few minutes
# of power left. Schedule a shutdown for 2 minutes from now.
# This does, of course, assume you have powerd installed and your
# UPS connected and working correctly.
pf::powerfail:/sbin/shutdown -f -h +2 "Power Failure; System Shutting Down"

# If power was restored before the shutdown kicked in, cancel it.
pr:12345:powerokwait:/sbin/shutdown -c "Power Restored; Shutdown Cancelled"


# Run gettys in standard runlevels
1:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty1
2:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty2
3:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty3
4:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty4
5:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty5
6:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty6

# Run xdm in runlevel 5
x:5:respawn:/etc/X11/prefdm -nodaemon


I hope this may help lead to a solution, thanks so much for the help.
 
Old 08-11-2004, 01:38 PM   #6
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After doing some poking around I found a really handy tutorial called "KDE GUI Login Configuration HOWTO" which I found to be very useful. The problem was a file mentioned in the xinitab called prefdm, had been overwritten by the new X installation, basically I used the tutorial to figure out how to re-enter KDE and its fixed all my problems. I just thought I would post so that the information would be here in case someone else has similar problems in the future.
 
Old 08-11-2004, 02:57 PM   #7
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Yep. Thats it. Mandrake uses prefdm for some odd reason, while the rest of the world specifies which login manager in inittab.


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Old 08-11-2004, 09:25 PM   #8
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I am still getting a "console log" window on my graphical login screen, I believe this to be component of xdm but I don't know how to remove it, any suggestions?
 
  


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