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Old 11-11-2002, 01:28 AM   #1
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Need help with KDM


I tried posting this under General with absolutely no results. Perhaps the software forum is a little better suited.

I just recently used the KDE 3.1RC2 sources to upgrade my SuSE 8.1 system. KDM seems to function fine, with the new liquid theme I installed and all. I can start KDE if I go to runlevel 3 and startx. KDM recognizes any changes made to it via the KDE control pannel. When I select a user and enter the correct password the login prompt goes away, and I'm left with a cursor over a blank background.

I had some problems during the install where I noticed, after a ./configure, that I needed to install a dev library. I would use Yast2 to install the library and proceed. But SuSEConfig would hang on the KDM3 config and I would have to kill it.


I also had some problems after the install with setting the KDEDIR and QTDIR variables and ended up using a symbolic link from the path of the old directories to the new ones.


Which one of these things crippled my kdm and how do I fix it.
 
Old 11-11-2002, 09:56 AM   #2
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What do the logs say? Have a look in .xsession-errors Seems that there was something essential which could not be found or started.
 
Old 11-11-2002, 10:02 AM   #3
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I'll have to wait until I'm off of work and take a look. I didn't even know that there was xsession log... the things you learn :-)

Thanks, I'll post my findings in a few hours.
 
Old 11-12-2002, 03:32 AM   #4
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oddly enough my .xsession-errors was entirely empty for all of my users. I'm in desperate need of help on this. My only alternative is to possibly re-install my distro without any KDE support and compile this from scratch rather than on top of my old (albeit functioning) KDE. If anyone can help I'd be forever indebted
 
Old 11-12-2002, 11:20 AM   #5
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Reinstalling is the windows way to "solve" problems.
Do the problem also occur with brand new user?
If not there's something wrong with your ~/.kde dirs.
Otherwise it may be the easiest to deinstalle everything of kde and reinstalling only the newest version.
 
Old 11-12-2002, 01:13 PM   #6
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oddly enough I am no longer able to boot gnome with kdm. I'm completely baffled.

Recapping:

1) I can start KDE via the startx command from runlevel three

2) I can edit KDM through the KDE control center and see the changes in the new KDM. (Available WMs, themes, and the like)

3) Trying to use any of the available WMs with any user through KDM result in a blank background and a cursor... nothing more, nothing less.

4) GDM will not start as a system service if I try and use that as opposed to KDM.


Acccchhhhhh!!!!!


...I'm so lost :-)
 
Old 11-12-2002, 02:43 PM   #7
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SuSE is kind of odd, and doesn't really like you editing system files, I don't prefer that way of thinking, but I am not trying to bash your distro, just commenting on possible problems on why you might not have a lot of luck...

Anyway, post the contents of /etc/X11/Xsession and your Sessions from /etc/X11/gdm

Any other information that you feel is pertinent will be fine as well, but I do think those are the minimum things one might want to look at to see if there is a problem there.

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