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Old 08-15-2004, 12:47 PM   #1
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kde not starting


I am running mandrake 10 and after the drivers and services are loaded up and the system tries to load kde, the screen flikers and then gives me a commmand prompt login srceen. I login and try to launch kde again. it still dosent work and gives me an error saying "Fatal error: could not open default font 'fixed"' I have made sure that there is an .xinitrc file that says: "startkde", but nothing works! Could someone please help me fix this problem?
 
Old 08-15-2004, 02:32 PM   #2
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There's a general problem with your X setup if
the screen flickers repeatedly (3 times?) and
you're dropped back to the console.
Check your /var/log/XFree86.0.log to find out
what the problem is.


Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 08-15-2004, 03:57 PM   #3
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Good answer.

However, it sure sounds like my problem with Mandrake 10.0 last week. It plainly says it is a fontpath call-out problem. Google for XF86Config-4 for your model, as an example, and edit yours for different fontpath and see if that helps.
 
Old 08-15-2004, 06:33 PM   #4
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Tinkster, I have already found out what the error is, the system could not find the default font.
irlandes, I will try to do as you sugested, but where is the Xfree86Config file located?
thanks for the help, bcf2
 
Old 08-15-2004, 06:42 PM   #5
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the file is /etc/X11/XF86Config-4
 
Old 08-15-2004, 06:43 PM   #6
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