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Old 03-26-2004, 11:02 AM   #1
slangenhoven
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Red face KDM kicks because of missing login widget


Hi all,

This is a "nice-to-have" sort of question so, if you're the sort of person only interested in resolving "killer" type problems, then "keep on walkin' mister, nothing for you to see here..."


Ok, when I kick off kdm from the command line I get to the blue screen (not the "blue screen on death" ala windoze mind you) and then after about a second a dialog box saying:

"kdm greeter login widget not found, check your configuration"

I then return to the command line.

There doesn't seem to be a problem with my X server as I can get to the desktop with startx and all logins with xdm - I'd just like to use the fancy kdm login screens.

I checked out syslog to see if there was anything there, here's what i found:
... kdm_greet[4439]: GreeterPlugin classic does not exist...

That seemed to be bad news, I did a locate on greet and found the following:

/usr/lib/kdm_greet

I tried to substitute this into the kdmrc file for the "default" setting and then syslog indicated that /usr/lib/kdm_greet.la could not be found????

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In completely unrelated news...it took me 2 days to get xdm working because the delivered Xservers file was missing a ":" at the beginning - that is frustrating !!!
 
Old 03-26-2004, 12:44 PM   #2
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"I checked out syslog to see if there was anything there, here's what i found:
... kdm_greet[4439]: GreeterPlugin classic does not exist..."

You may have a problem with a defective pm package or a rpm package that installed incorrectly. You can find out what rpm package installed kdm_greet with:
rpm -qf /usr/lib/kdm_greet

Then check the installed version of the rpm against the original rpm package:
rpm -ql packagename
rpm -qlp /pathname/packagename.rpm

and see if all of the files were installed.

See man rpm to understand the details of the rpm commands.

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Old 03-26-2004, 04:22 PM   #3
slangenhoven
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curiouser and curiouser cried alice

that was a pretty good pointer thx, seems I'm running kdm 3.2.x while still on kdekase of 3.1.x. So, I nuked the kdm as that was clearly out of whack, I then discovered mdkkdm hangin around out there, fired that up and it worked like a charm (including the amzing thing of playing the little startup tune which has been dead for four days now...really need to read those /dev/dsp posts more...).

All working...?...not so fast Tonto, I can log in with mdkkdm about 70% of the time with my test user (has no password, just use it to try bad stuff out), but my real user always returns to the login screen.

Any way, thx for the pointer, you certainly broke the deadlock...should be a late night.
 
  


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