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Old 12-24-2005, 11:20 AM   #1
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could not start Ksmserver (kde dont boot)


hello i recently booted my machine and got this error machine "could not start Ksmserver" i got this error whilst trying to load kde in debian 3.1
can anybody help me overcome this message please
 
Old 12-24-2005, 12:26 PM   #2
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Did you look at the log files? They oftem contain more information.

Can you start a simple X session? I.e.: what happens when you do startx?

Have you tried any other display managers (xdm, gdm, etc.)?
 
Old 12-24-2005, 05:45 PM   #3
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i can use gnome with out any problems iv tried uninstalling kde completely then reinstalling it but i get the same error message
thanks nige
 
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O.K., ksmserver is started under kwrapper so error messages are lost.

Try starting it by hand: # ksmserver kdm, for example (if you use the kdm, use gdm for the GNOME dm)

You may see some suggestive error messages.

Do a cat /usr/bin/startkde to see where ksmserver is called, and how.
 
  


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