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Old 11-12-2004, 01:09 PM   #1
litenin
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Starting KDE


I don't get the graphical login screen when I start up, I just get a prompt. how can I solve this. Thanks for the help
 
Old 11-12-2004, 01:27 PM   #2
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first try to login as root and type:
startx
or
init 5
if you are able to start X -windows then
open /etc/inittab and check if you have a line like:

id:3:initdefault:

if yes replace 3 with 5
 
Old 11-12-2004, 08:49 PM   #3
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I was able to startx but I starts Gnone, and I don't get the login box that allows me to choose the environment. any thoughts
 
Old 11-12-2004, 09:10 PM   #4
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"/sbin/init 5" should start the display manager, so you can choose between gnome and kde.

HTH,

Samsara
 
Old 11-12-2004, 09:21 PM   #5
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You can also edit your /etc/inittab file. in the section for default runlevel change id:3:initdefault: to id:5:initdefault: anf that will bring up your login screen by default when you start your computer
 
Old 11-12-2004, 10:51 PM   #6
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KDE Problem

I have gotten to the graphic login screen by running gdm. But when I log in using KDE I get a dialog box that says "Kde seems to be already running on this display" with a Okay button. When I click Okay I get a warning Saying

"Your session only lasted less then 10 seconds. If you have not logged out yourself, this could mean that there is some installation problem or that you may be out of diskspace. Try logging in with one of the failsafe sessions to see if you can fix this problem"

any suggestions where I go from here.
 
Old 11-12-2004, 11:26 PM   #7
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reinstalling KDE from your cd's will probably fix this, but if you want me advice, get used to gnome.

According to my experience :"REDHAT hates KDE"
 
Old 11-13-2004, 07:41 AM   #8
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before you try to log on to X what do you get with 'ps afx' without the quotes. For some reason it is telling you it is already running. But if you have the command prompt itjust doesn't know what it istalking about. You must have a stray lockfile somewhere that is making it think that you have KDE running still.
 
  


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