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Old 12-01-2013, 03:18 AM   #1
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Question Kwheezy cannot get past the login screen. Splash screen crashes, gets back to login.


Hi,

I am novice linux user. I have installed Kwheezy a week ago. Everything was working fine until today. Today morning,

> I booted Kwheezy, everything loaded normally and the login screen appeared.
> I entered the login name and password.
> The splash screen shows the hard drive icon and crashes, it then gets backs to the login screen again.
> I tried to login as administrator but in vain, I had the same result.

I could successfully login through command line. But when I tried to start Xserver I got an error stating "xinit: connection to X server lost"


Can anyone please help me solve this problem?

Here is a screen shot of the Error

Last edited by prashb; 12-01-2013 at 03:47 AM.
 
Old 12-01-2013, 08:39 AM   #2
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well login through the shell (command line in your case). after that type
Code:
startx
see whether it starts or not.
 
Old 12-01-2013, 10:15 AM   #3
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well login through the shell (command line in your case). after that type
Code:
startx
see whether it starts or not.
As I have mentioned earlier, I have tried this. Typing startx gives the same result. The splash screen loads for a second, crashes and gets back to the login screen.
 
Old 12-02-2013, 04:57 AM   #4
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well, try using the failsafe mode if you have one and see if that makes any difference. which DE do you have installed????
 
Old 12-02-2013, 08:41 AM   #5
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well, try using the failsafe mode if you have one and see if that makes any difference. which DE do you have installed????
Tried failsafe mode, same result! I am using KDE.
 
Old 12-02-2013, 01:01 PM   #6
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If you run
Code:
/etc/init.d/kdm start
from a tty logged on as root, what error messages do you get?
jdk
 
Old 12-03-2013, 12:49 AM   #7
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If you run
Code:
/etc/init.d/kdm start
from a tty logged on as root, what error messages do you get?
jdk
I ran the code as root and I got following error message.

Code:
[FAIL] Starting K Display Manager: kdm failed (already running).
 
Old 12-03-2013, 10:41 AM   #8
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I ran the code as root and I got following error message.

Code:
[FAIL] Starting K Display Manager: kdm failed (already running).
Then try
Code:
/etc/init.d/kdm restart
and report any error messages.
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Old 12-03-2013, 01:54 PM   #9
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Then try
Code:
/etc/init.d/kdm restart
and report any error messages.
jdk
After I ran the above code it brought me to the login screen again. I tried logging in. I got a blank screen for a second and came back to the login screen again.
When I switched to shell I had the following code.
Code:
[OK] Stopping K Display Manager: kdm...done.
[OK] Starting K Display Manager: kdm.
 
Old 12-04-2013, 02:39 AM   #10
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That's good and when you go to your x-session screen using Ctl-Alt-F7 do things look normal? Please try to be more complete in what exactly you do so we can help you identify the problem.
jdk
 
Old 12-04-2013, 03:16 AM   #11
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That's good and when you go to your x-session screen using Ctl-Alt-F7 do things look normal? Please try to be more complete in what exactly you do so we can help you identify the problem.
jdk
Yes, the x-session looks very normal. Sorry if I am explaining my problem poorly. Actually, I don't know much of the technical jargon that is used.
Both x-session and shell is working normally. Its just that I am not able to login to the KDE desktop. Starting x-server by typing startx gives me the error I have mentioned earlier (I have attached a screenshot of the error).

One more thing that I noticed is that, while booting, while /dev is loading I get the following error message. I have no idea if this error is related to my problem in anyway. I have attached a screenshot of the error that I am getting. Please check.

Error while /dev is loading
 
Old 12-05-2013, 12:14 AM   #12
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Have you looked in the /var/log/Xorg.0.log? Does it show any errors?
jdk
 
Old 12-07-2013, 11:49 AM   #13
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The desktop manager is up so that it states
Code:
already running
Now the only thing is that you cannot get past the login screen. It might be that your x-server is not responding properly. In that case you might think of reinstall kdm. I am afraid can't think of any other solution presently.
 
Old 12-07-2013, 01:24 PM   #14
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Ctrl+Alt+F1 or F2
Login
sudo su -
try to do dpkg-reconfigure on kdm, or just install xdm via aptitude, you will get a tui asking which display manager you want.
 
  


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