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Old 12-22-2004, 12:21 AM   #1
arsh81
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Need help on to start KDE


Anyone to help me out? have gat serious problem with kde. I am new to linux.I loaded redhat linux 7.1 on my system. My system configuration is inten 810 e motherboard, 256 mb ram, on board vga graphics, on board sound card. Installation goes perfect. Then when I try to use kde by saying startx. When starting linux , initializing peripherals initializes till the 3rd peripheral i.e.mouse pointer and then hangs. I cant use keyboard at all, nor can I use the mouse, then I have to restart the system by pressing the reset button and again if i want to use kde , same problem. I thought this might be a bug with 7.1 so I installed redhat 9.0 , but after performing a clean installation the same problem arises, kde does not load. It starts initializing with the second peripheral and when it comes to the third peripheral, it hangs.
And one more thing, GNOMEworks perfectly with both 7.1 and 9.0 on my system with no problems at all.
CAn someone help me out with this as to what exactly the problem is. I am dying to use kde desktop on my system as it is a very god desktop.
Plz somebody give a solution.plz
 
Old 12-22-2004, 12:37 AM   #2
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Try pressing CTRL+ALT+F1 to go back to the terminal where you typed startx. If you notice any error messages, then post them here. Most probably, it is only KDE that will have hanged, and not the whole system.
 
Old 12-22-2004, 01:07 AM   #3
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Thumbs down try this

hi
open a terminal and do this 3 steps
1. login as root
2. mv /root/.kde /root/kdeback
3. logout and restart pc normally

hope it works
 
Old 12-22-2004, 07:13 AM   #4
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If you dont login as root, then change the /root/.kde to /home/foo/.kde and do the same as opabil said
 
Old 12-22-2004, 10:02 AM   #5
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Doesnt work

In reply to all the solutions, Its not only kde but the whole system hangs and I cant use the keyboard anymore, I tried pressing ctrl+alt+F1 but that is of no use since the whole system hangs and in that situation the only remedy for me is to switch off the pc....
and I tried the other method of logging in as root and typing the command in the text mode mv /root/.kde/root/kdeback but this command does not work, the error message is 'some argument is missing, type mv --help for more information'.
I cant go in graphical method and use this command since kde does not work.
Somebody help plz
 
Old 12-22-2004, 10:14 AM   #6
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kde

the command mv /root/.kde /root/kdeback works now but the system is still getting hanged when I start kde. It initializes till the 3rd peripheral and then the whole system crashes. I have installed linux many times but of no use.I wonder what might be the problem. I even tried Xconfigurator but still of no use.
 
Old 12-22-2004, 11:50 PM   #7
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To arsh81

Start your pc in init 3 (text mode) runlevel
then login as root
first step is "mv /root/.kde /root/kdeback "
there is a space between "/root/.kde" and "/root/kdeback" (IT IS IMPORTANT)
logout and normally restart pc
hope this time it works

bye
 
Old 12-24-2004, 01:25 AM   #8
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Angry Not working

I logged in as root, typed this command in text mode and logged out and restarted my pc, after that I again tried to start KDE but the system still crashes when kde is initializing peripherals. Am very depresssed , trying many ways to start KDE but of no use. I might have installed redhat linux more than 25 times on my pc now just to start KDE but still not working. Its become very challenging now as to how to start KDE. anybody there to help me...........:-(
 
Old 12-24-2004, 01:54 AM   #9
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have a look at your /var/log/X11/XFree86.log (or similar) you're looking for lines with EE in them - paste those lines
 
Old 12-24-2004, 10:55 PM   #10
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No EE's

I had a look at my var log but there are no EE's in them
 
Old 12-25-2004, 02:09 AM   #11
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try xinit instead of startx
when done loading type startkde
see if that works
 
  


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