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Old 11-03-2005, 10:28 PM   #1
Amador
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I cannot start kdm - kde


Hi, I'm a newbie with Debian Sarge. I recently made updates with aptitude, and now my KDE won't start!

Startup goes normal until it runs KDM. Instead of going to the graphic login page, I get a text login and password request. I can login with my user name or as root, but I cannot run the KDE desktop.

I've tried

# /etc/init.d/kdm start

And other instructions suggested in other postings, but it does not wrong. Can anyone tell me what I'm doing wrong and how to solve it? Thanks!

A
 
Old 11-04-2005, 04:44 AM   #2
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what are the error messages you get when you try starting kdm manually? did you try doing startkde?
/var/log/xorg.log should have information regarding any failures X might have had. That makes me think, any chances your upgrade might have messed up your X settings not your kdm settings?

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Old 11-06-2005, 10:04 AM   #3
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what are the error messages you get when you try starting kdm manually? did you try doing startkde?
/var/log/xorg.log should have information regarding any failures X might have had. That makes me think, any chances your upgrade might have messed up your X settings not your kdm settings?

Valerie
Thanks, Valerie. Unfortunately, the system tells me that there's no such file.

I have tried with

# startx

But I get error messages:

/usr/bin/X11/X No such file or directory
xinit connection refused (errno 111): unable to connect to X server
xinit: No such process (errno 3): Server error

Can anyone tell me how to fix this or point me to a resource where I can figure it out on my own?

Many thanks,

A
 
Old 11-07-2005, 01:49 PM   #4
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Seems like you've messed up your xserver-common package. or may be the symbolic links.
the binary file "X" is found in the folder /usr/X11R6/bin
this is an important folder. it should also be linked as /usr/bin/X11. Do check if the file and the link are doing ok. if they do, then try running X manually and see what errors it gives
 
Old 11-07-2005, 03:34 PM   #5
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1. The log file is probably /var/log/xorg.0.log (that's a zero in the middle)

2. Have a look inside /etc/X11/xorg.conf. What graphics card driver are you using. It may need recompiling. If the driver is nvidia, try nv instead. Otherwise you could try vesa. If this gets you up then the chances are that you need to reinstall the driver for your new configuration.
 
  


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