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Old 03-08-2005, 08:48 AM   #1
Valhalla
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X Server Resets when loggin in through KDM


I finally decided to start using KDM as a session manager, however, when I log in as a normal users, the screen goes black for 2 seconds and the X server resets bringing me back to a log in screen. Root can log in normally through KDM. Users start the Xserver normally with xinit and startx.

I read about a similar problem online pertaining to diskspace, however, I have 3% usage on my root partition, and I'm pretty sure the permissions on the sockets in /tmp are correct.
 
Old 03-08-2005, 10:08 AM   #2
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I've had the same problem, check the fonts configuration and don't use non standard fonts for kdm, at least until you make 'em available in your system.
 
Old 03-08-2005, 11:31 AM   #3
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I'm using the default Sans Serif for the login manager. I will install the kdeartwork package because I think it contains fonts, maybe that will fix it.
 
Old 03-09-2005, 05:56 AM   #4
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Well, actually I think sans serif (a font i LOVE, shame on me) isn't included in Linux (IMHO) and it's better to use an other nix font until you fix the X problem.

I've had the same problem, and i solve it this way.

You can take a look in the X log file, you'll find surely that it was the problem, X wasn't able to load this font.
 
Old 05-17-2006, 03:10 AM   #5
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Try changing you login shell to "sh".
If kdm works normally, look into /etc/profile - maybe the problem is there.
 
  


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