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Old 04-10-2002, 05:22 PM   #1
shassouneh
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KDE3 installation / running problems. Please help!


Dear All, Befroe I beign here is the set up:

Operating System (dsitro): SuSE Linux Professional 7.3
Kernel: 2.4.10-gmbh
Amount of Physical memory: 256MB DDR 2100 RAM
Processor: AMD Athlon Thunderbird 1.4GHZ
Motherboard: ECS K75SA
Sound Card: SBPCI512
Video Card: Nvidia GeForce 2 MX 400 64MB AGP

Preliminaries:

1.) I have just installed the latest drivers for the GeForce card, as I downloaded the appropriate SuSE 7.3 rpms from www.nvidia.com

2.) I have installed ALL the rpms publicly available from the KDE project site that are specific to SuSE 7.3. ALL dependencies have been resolved/fulfilled!

3.) I have added the following directory to the PATH enviroment variable using the YAST setup program:

/opt/kde3/bin (where KDE3 was installed)


Breif Overview of Problem:
KDE3 will not start from a console. It will ONLY start under KDE 2.2.1. running /opt/kde3/bin/startkde will NOT work. I MUST cd into /opt/kde3/bin then do a ./startkde
NOTE: THE PATH ENVIROMENT VARIABLE HAS BEEN SET THROUGH YAST.


Detailed Description Of Problem:

As described breifly above, KDE3 will NOT start from a console. I have set my runlevel to runleve 3 (to start from a console always). The ONLY way I could get to run KDE3 is under KDE2.2.1. If I Attempt to run KDE3 from a console I get weird error messages like "DISPLAY$ not set". When I DO run KDE3 under KDE 2.2.1 using a Konsole prompt, I GET THE FOLLOWING FEEDBACK:

(REMINDER: I HAVE INSTALLED BOTH NVIDIA_KERNEL AND NVIDIA_GLX. THE NEWEST DRIVER AVAILABLE, AND SUSE 7.3 SPECIFIC FROM THE WWW.NVIDIA.COM SITE!!!)

Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
DCOPServer up and running.
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Mutex destroy failure: Device or resource busy
>> running as realtime process now (priority 50)
Mutex destroy failure: Device or resource busy
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
mcop warning: user defined signal handler found for SIG_PIPE, overriding
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
There are already artsd objects registered, looking if they are active...
kwin: it looks like there's already a window manager running. kwin not started.
Error: Can't add object reference (probably artsd is already running).
If you are sure it is not already running, remove the relevant files:

/tmp/mcop-root/Arts_SoundServerV2
/tmp/mcop-root/Arts_SoundServer
/tmp/mcop-root/Arts_SimpleSoundServer
/tmp/mcop-root/Arts_PlayObjectFactory
/tmp/mcop-root/Arts_AudioManager

Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
mcop warning: user defined signal handler found for SIG_PIPE, overriding
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
QWidget::setMinimumSize: The smallest allowed size is (0,0)
QWidget::setMaximumSize: (unnamed/DigitalClock) Negative sizes (2,-4) are not possible
QWidget::setMinimumSize: The smallest allowed size is (0,0)
QWidget::setMaximumSize: (unnamed/QLabel) Negative sizes (49,-4) are not possible
QWidget::setMinimumSize: The smallest allowed size is (0,0)
QWidget::setMaximumSize: (unnamed/DigitalClock) Negative sizes (2,-4) are not possible
QWidget::setMinimumSize: The smallest allowed size is (0,0)
QWidget::setMaximumSize: (unnamed/QLabel) Negative sizes (49,-4) are not possible
WARNING: KDE detected X Error: BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes) 8
Major opcode: 42
WARNING: KDE detected X Error: BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes) 8
Major opcode: 42
WARNING: KDE detected X Error: BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes) 8
Major opcode: 42
WARNING: KDE detected X Error: BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes) 8
Major opcode: 42
QPixmap: Invalid pixmap parameters
QPixmap: Invalid pixmap parameters
QPixmap: Invalid pixmap parameters
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
QPixmap: Invalid pixmap parameters
QPixmap: Invalid pixmap parameters
QPixmap: Invalid pixmap parameters
QPixmap: Invalid pixmap parameters
QPixmap: Invalid pixmap parameters
QPixmap: Invalid pixmap parameters
QPixmap: Invalid pixmap parameters
QPixmap: Invalid pixmap parameters
QPixmap: Invalid pixmap parameters
QPixmap: Invalid pixmap parameters
QPixmap: Invalid pixmap parameters
QPixmap: Invalid pixmap parameters
QPixmap: Invalid pixmap parameters
QPixmap: Invalid pixmap parameters
QPixmap: Invalid pixmap parameters
QPixmap: Invalid pixmap parameters
QPixmap: Invalid pixmap parameters
QPixmap: Invalid pixmap parameters
QPixmap: Invalid pixmap parameters
QPixmap: Invalid pixmap parameters
QPixmap: Invalid pixmap parameters
QPixmap: Invalid pixmap parameters
QPixmap: Invalid pixmap parameters
QPixmap: Invalid pixmap parameters
QPixmap: Invalid pixmap parameters
QPixmap: Invalid pixmap parameters
QPixmap: Invalid pixmap parameters
QPixmap: Invalid pixmap parameters
QPixmap: Invalid pixmap parameters
QPixmap: Invalid pixmap parameters
QPixmap: Invalid pixmap parameters
QPixmap: Invalid pixmap parameters
QPixmap: Invalid pixmap parameters
QPixmap: Invalid pixmap parameters
QPixmap: Invalid pixmap parameters
QPixmap: Invalid pixmap parameters
QPixmap: Invalid pixmap parameters
QPixmap: Invalid pixmap parameters
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".

Also note: The instructions on the KDE project files refer to several variables that I cannot find in SuSE due to the way SuSE was built. For instance, SuSE does NOT have a .bash_profile for me to edit, Everything MUST be done in YAST. Due to this I could not find a DISPLAY$ or a $KDEDIR or the $SHLIB_PATH or the $LD_LIBRARY_PATH


PLEEEEEASE help if you can! I'm desperate here

Last edited by shassouneh; 04-10-2002 at 05:24 PM.
 
Old 04-10-2002, 05:35 PM   #2
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UPDATE

UPDATE: This Is what i get when I try to start KDE3 from the console (X server is not running_. Again, REMMEMBER THAT THE GRA{HICS DRIVERS ? DISPLAY have been installed and set up properly contradictory to what this thing keeps saying!



xdpyinfo: unable to open display "".
xdpyinfo: unable to open display "".
xdpyinfo: unable to open display "".
xsetroot: unable to open display ''
xdpyinfo: unable to open display "".
xdpyinfo: unable to open display "".
xdpyinfo: unable to open display "".
xdpyinfo: unable to open display "".
/opt/kde2/bin/startkde: [: : integer expression expected
xset: unable to open display ""
xset: unable to open display ""
xset: unable to open display ""
xset: unable to open display ""
xset: unable to open display ""
Aborting. $DISPLAY is not set.
Aborting. $DISPLAY is not set.
ERROR: KUniqueApplication: Pipe closed unexpected.
ksmserver: cannot connect to X server
connect() failed: : No such file or directory
fallasteeni:~/KDesktop # Aborting. $DISPLAY is not set.
 
Old 04-11-2002, 06:05 PM   #3
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anyone?

Hello? Anyone? Please? HELLO?
 
Old 05-09-2002, 01:57 PM   #4
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Hi there.
Are you trying to start kde3 by typing startkde while being outside of X Window System? It seems to me like that from the errors you're getting, and if so then do the following:

# start X Window System by typing in your shell:
startx
# once in X start KDE by typing in your xterm or rxvt or whatever you prefer:
startkde

If you still get GLX errors then check your .xinitrc file, it should load glx as well as dri to take advantage of hardware acceleration you've got.

Hope this helps
 
Old 05-09-2002, 04:32 PM   #5
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Thanx for the reply. Yes, that How I got it to work before (read above). The only problem is that KDE3 will run on top of KDE2.2 and it would be messy. I'm just wondering if there would be a way to REPLACE KDE2.2 completely with KDE3 (i.e make KDE3 my shell instead).

Thanx again for the reply, I appreciate it
 
Old 05-09-2002, 04:43 PM   #6
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open your ~.xinitrc add a line like exec /opt/kde3/bin/startkde uncomment any kde2 references save then startx
 
Old 05-09-2002, 04:55 PM   #7
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Cartman, I already did that!
Even WHEN I did that it still would ONLY start up KDE 2.2 THEN you would have to run KDE3 UNDER KDE 2.2 and its problematic. Remmember: I'm using SuSE Linux and in general, SuSE is a bit different that normal RedHat-like distros
 
Old 05-09-2002, 05:53 PM   #8
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#Try this,
#Exit out of KDE all together to a prompt. Type this in

WINDOWMANAGER=kde3

#then type

startx


I too run Suse 7.3 with both KDE3 and KDE2 installed on my system.
 
Old 05-09-2002, 06:06 PM   #9
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Dear Ghost Of War,
I love SuSE 7.3
Now on to the point. I have a question. Where can I re-download all the KDE3 rpms? I recently formatted and re-installed SuSE 7.3 so now I must just install the rpm (and any dependencies) then try your tip.

Is it www.kde.org?
 
Old 05-09-2002, 07:12 PM   #10
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this is a really good (fast) FTP site to download KDE3 from:ftp://ibiblio.org/pub/packages/deskt...Red%20Hat/i386
it might be full due to the release of Red Hat 7.3

try this HTTP site (it is running at about 15 kb/s though, due to the release of red hat 7.3)http://download.au.kde.org/pub/kde/s...ed%20Hat/i386/
 
Old 05-10-2002, 02:00 AM   #11
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Thanx Druga. I have just downloaded the KDE3 rpms from www.kde.org

Now I need to find all necesary dependencies, and install each rpm. O'll let all of you know if I succeed

Wish me luck
 
Old 05-11-2002, 01:17 AM   #12
shassouneh
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oooay, confusing the heck out of me

Okay, I have just got KDE3 running using your trick. However I have a few questions. Please pardon my ignorance, for I am STILL a linux newbie.

a.) How can I set the system such that i don't have to type in WINDOWMANAGER=kde3 all the time? As in somewhere in the configuration files?

b.) What happened to the freindly SuSE menu that had YaST2 in it? Also, Why can't I properly launch yast2 as a regular user and give the root password ehenever necessary?

c.) The K menu is nice, but its practically empty. It doesn't link to any of the installed applications? how can I go about fixing this?

If any of you can help, I would appreciate all the help I can get. Thanx again guys
 
Old 05-11-2002, 06:45 AM   #13
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Go to control center - xdm - login manager - sessions and add kde3.
There is no Suse menu.
Kde2 apps might not run ok under kde3

I got rid of kde3 after looking at it - will try kde3.1
 
Old 05-11-2002, 03:05 PM   #14
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thanx for the reply crashmeister! I'll try addingg KDE3 to my login list. Wish me luck
 
  


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