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Old 09-09-2004, 09:26 AM   #1
seb3579
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kdm won't start kde


Hi all,
I have kde 3.3.0 running on my Suse 9.1 box, and typing in my username and password in kdm only starts up a terminal window (like failsafe mode). To start kde, i have to run startkde. Could anybody provide any pointers as to launching kde automatically?

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Old 09-09-2004, 09:30 AM   #2
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Hi-
when KDM comes up, there should be a button to the right of the login button where you can choose session type. MAke sure it is set to use KDE. Did you have any trouble before upgrading to 3.3?

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Old 09-09-2004, 09:32 AM   #3
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Yeah, already done, and no solution.

Had no probs before kde 3.3
 
Old 09-11-2004, 11:09 AM   #4
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I have the same problem.
After login, there's only one xterm without window-decoration, choosing another session-type has no effect.
I have Debian Sid.
 
Old 09-11-2004, 11:42 AM   #5
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Where did you get the KDE 3.3 packages? I would try the official RPMs.

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Old 09-11-2004, 12:20 PM   #6
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I installed kde 3.1.2 from jigdo-dvds and did no update. After changing the default display-manager from xdm to kdm the described problem occurred.
 
Old 09-11-2004, 08:06 PM   #7
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I downloaded the official Suse 9.1 rpms. :'(

Does any body have any ideas?
 
Old 09-12-2004, 08:53 AM   #8
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I finally took the ruthless way:
Code:
/opt/kde/bin/genkdmconf --no-old
Not elegant and I still don't understand the problem, but it works.

ulmo
 
Old 09-12-2004, 11:50 PM   #9
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Unhappy

Unfortunately this still doesn't solve any problems for me
 
Old 09-13-2004, 12:09 AM   #10
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Is there a file called kde-3.x.x in your /etc/X11/Sessions? If not just create a file called kde and put this in it
#!/bin/bash
/usr/bin/startkde

and make it executable chmod a+x kde


give it a reboot
 
Old 09-13-2004, 12:22 AM   #11
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If you can start kde, go to KControl (Kde Control Center), go to System Administration, go to Session and check if you got kde entry.
 
Old 09-13-2004, 12:27 AM   #12
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No i don't, but i also don't have a folder called Session. Btw, kde loads with xdm.

Code:
seb@linux:~> ls /etc/X11/
fs                qtrc         XF86Config          xim             Xresources
fvwm2             rstart       XF86Config.bak      xinit           xserver
lbxproxy          twm          XF86Config.install  xkb             xsm
proxymngr         WindowMaker  XF86Config-linux    Xmodmap
qt_plugins_3.3rc  xdm          XF86Config.saxsave  Xmodmap.remote

seb@linux:~> ls /opt/kde3/share/config/kdm/
backgroundrc  README   Xreset    Xsession  Xstartup
kdmrc         Xaccess  Xservers  Xsetup    Xwilling
seb@linux:~>
 
Old 09-13-2004, 12:33 AM   #13
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Quote:
Originally posted by Tuvok
If you can start kde, go to KControl (Kde Control Center), go to System Administration, go to Session and check if you got kde entry.
I don't have a sessions entry, neither in the System Administration Entry, nor in the Login Manager.

Something else i noticed, in the login manager, changing the background has no effect on kdm - perhaps it is writing to the wrong file?
 
  


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