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I'm trying to upgrade my XF86 and I downloaded the necessary binaries, installed, evrything worked great. Reboot... no KDE. When I try to 'startkde', I get a lot of
Can't start display ""
I can get into X, but when I run kde apps like drakconf they start off as just wire frames, but when I click the mouse button, they appear and I can use them. When I reboot to KDE, it won't let me log in as my user account. I can log in as root to the GUI, but it throws all sorts of warnings about doing such bad things as root in the GUI. How do I get in to KDE as my normal user? When I try to login it accepts my password, then returns to the login screen?
How did you install it? Did you use source code or did you use the install script with the binaries? If you used the source, the new install overrights your old configuration, it tells you explicitly in the install instructions to backup your config. If you didn't do that, then you're going to have to manually edit all the scripts to run KDE again.
I don't use KDE, so I can't help you much there. I just updated to 4.2.0 using the binaires and the provide script and it worked perfectly. The only issue I seem to have had is the XFree86 -configure command doesn't want to work.. Keeps telling me it needs Glide2x libraries, which for some reason aren't installed, because it comes with version 3... but that's easy to fix, I hope anyway.
i don't know what you were doing before... but you *need* to type "startx". simply starting KDE won't work cause kde needs a display to run on. hence why it says it can't find the display.
kde isn't X, it's just the window manager. X is the display environment, and any window manager is gonna need X in order to run, so if you don't start X first, then you'll never be able to start your manager.
All right... so from what I understand I've screwed up some of the config files loaded at boot. So I need to reconfigure them to startx and then load kde ('kdm' or 'startkde' ?) I'm pretty new to this, but I feel like I'm catching on quickly. Feel free to be as technical and granular as you like.
Ok. Long weekend, right, and I've solved most of my problems. I don't have XF86 4.2.0 installed, but I do have my nvidia driver in place, so that's the goal in the first place, and I'm happy. However...
Konqueror has this odd black box next to the address bar, as if some graphic or other didn't render...
Any thoughts/quick fixes?
If not, thanks. I appreciate all your help. Every day I learn a little more and a little more.
God I love Linux.
Why wasn't Windoze this good....