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Old 08-06-2009, 08:02 PM   #1
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KDE 3.5.10 on Slackware 12.2 - logging in with kde causes lock up


So here's the story, when I log in with a KDE session my computer locks up. Mouse still moves, but won't click anything, desktop icons don't show up, karamba(liquid weather) doesn't show up until I've ended the session which isn't long because everything becomes unresponsive within 3-5 minutes.

Recently I have upgraded my ram(which isn't an issue. Took memory out and had the same problem) and updated nvidia drivers to 185.18.31(didn't fix it or make it worse).

any and all thoughts towards a solution are appreciated
 
Old 08-07-2009, 12:31 AM   #2
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Have you tried (a) logging on as a different user and (b) using a different (non KDE) window manager for the session ? Might help diagnose what is going on.
 
Old 08-07-2009, 12:43 AM   #3
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other user login is flawless, and I can use fluxbox no problem.
 
Old 08-07-2009, 01:49 AM   #4
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So must be something in your normal user KDE setup. The major surgery route which I have seen recommended is to rename the whole .kde folder in your home directory. You should be able to do this from a fluxbox session or just from a console session. When you then login to KDE again, this folder will be re-created with various default settings. You can then start putting stuff back into the new .kde from the old one bit by bit and you may find out what was wrong, or you may be happy just to have a working setup again. Depends how much you have invested in your current KDE setup.
 
Old 08-07-2009, 06:55 PM   #5
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Changed the name, still the same issue. Thanks for the thoughts, any more will be much appreciated.

Are there any logs or outputs that I can post that can help identify the problem?
 
Old 08-08-2009, 12:35 AM   #6
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Some log stuff is in .xsession-errors in your home directory. I have never been very good at interpreting all the data in there, but it's worth a look to see if there is anything obvious.
 
Old 08-08-2009, 10:26 PM   #7
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I haven't looked at x-session errors yet, but I did try making a new user and logging in didn't get past the start up splash. Clicking on the splash screen once the computer became non-responsive caused it to disappear leaving me with my kdm background and nothing else until i press reset.

In summary, it appears as non-root users have problems running kde. Also there are no window borders and the taskbar shows nothing in xfce.
 
Old 08-09-2009, 11:39 AM   #8
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Quote:
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other user login is flawless, and I can use fluxbox no problem.
The "other user" here was root then ?

If you are also having problems in xfce then it looks more general than just the KDE setup. Can you revert to your previous NVIDIA driver for X, or switch to the "nv" driver (ie the free one, not the one supplied by NVIDIA)? It is mysterious however that root can still work OK in KDE since I think normally all users, including root share the same xorg.conf file (in /etc/X11).

If it is a KDE specific problem, you could ask on one of the kde lists (see https://mail.kde.org/mailman/listinfo/kde).
 
  


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