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seb3579 09-09-2004 08:26 AM

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?

Thanks
Seb

mykrob 09-09-2004 08:30 AM

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?

-myk

seb3579 09-09-2004 08:32 AM

Yeah, already done, and no solution.

Had no probs before kde 3.3

ulmo 09-11-2004 10:09 AM

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.

tmorton 09-11-2004 10:42 AM

Where did you get the KDE 3.3 packages? I would try the official RPMs.

--
Taj

ulmo 09-11-2004 11:20 AM

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.

seb3579 09-11-2004 07:06 PM

I downloaded the official Suse 9.1 rpms. :'(

Does any body have any ideas?

ulmo 09-12-2004 07:53 AM

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

seb3579 09-12-2004 10:50 PM

Unfortunately this still doesn't solve any problems for me :(

doublejoon 09-12-2004 11:09 PM

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

Tuvok 09-12-2004 11:22 PM

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.

seb3579 09-12-2004 11:27 PM

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:~>


seb3579 09-12-2004 11:33 PM

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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