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Old 05-21-2007, 01:12 AM   #1
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KDE config problems


When I try to start up KDE I get a little window saying:
Could not start kstartupconfig. Check your installation.

That is very little help to understand what's wrong. It turns out that there is a file called startupconfigkeys in the location ~/.kde/share/config but no startupconfig.

Sooooo, what do I do next? Xfce works fine, X11 works fine, but KDE (which got installed after the rest, using pkgtool) has problems.

Also, if I try to start kdm, I get an error:
libxcb-xlib.so.0 cannot open (not found)

Suggestions, hints, references? Thanks.
 
Old 05-21-2007, 01:29 AM   #2
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What version of Slack? Did you upgrade to current?

Try this and post results:
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whereis kdm
cd /opt/kde/bin (kdm location)
ldd kdm
 
Old 05-21-2007, 07:05 AM   #3
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hello rdx,

I had a similar problem with KDE after fiddling with fluxbox and xfce. I changed back to KDE using xwmconfig and got the same startupmessage as you. What helped was rebooting but I don't know why.
 
Old 05-22-2007, 02:24 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by Alien_Hominid
What version of Slack? Did you upgrade to current?

Try this and post results:
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whereis kdm
cd /opt/kde/bin (kdm location)
ldd kdm
As the tag indicates, Slackware 11, yes is current. To your commands:

root@ocli:/home/clb# whereis kdm
kdm: /usr/bin/kdm
root@ocli:/home/clb# cd /opt/kde/bin
root@ocli:/opt/kde/bin# ldd kdm
ldd: ./kdm: No such file or directory

It is distinctly possible that I am missing stuff. So far I have found a number of progs that are missing (httpd is the latest) which I have had to go back to Slackware to get. Rather irritating.
 
Old 05-22-2007, 03:19 PM   #5
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whereis posts the location of the file:
kdm: /usr/bin/kdm
You need to cd (change dir) to /usr/bin/kdm
ldd (list dynamic dependencies) kdm shows the locations of libraries which are loaded by kdm executable

If you have current packages, upgrade to current whole distro or downgrade to 11. Don't mix packages from different branches (current and 11) if you don't know dependencies.


Current is not 11, current is branch where packages are tested for the future Slackware release.
 
Old 05-23-2007, 01:28 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by Alien_Hominid
whereis posts the location of the file:
kdm: /usr/bin/kdm
You need to cd (change dir) to /usr/bin/kdm
ldd (list dynamic dependencies) kdm shows the locations of libraries which are loaded by kdm executable

If you have current packages, upgrade to current whole distro or downgrade to 11. Don't mix packages from different branches (current and 11) if you don't know dependencies.


Current is not 11, current is branch where packages are tested for the future Slackware release.
Current is not 11. That's news to me. K, I'll look into it but I am doubtful that they are really different, since most packages don't change that freq. But I will see.

I did find a package that seems to get kdm running. At least ps says its running. But it hasn't shown up on the screen or shown any evidence that it's running. The missing lib libxcb-xlib.so.0 was on the mirror.
 
Old 05-23-2007, 06:57 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by rdx
When I try to start up KDE I get a little window saying:
Could not start kstartupconfig. Check your installation.
I had something similar too, but in my case my $HOME and $HOME/.kde has files with permissions by other users (the joy of switching user accounts and copying files over).

The key for me to solve this was a simple chown -R $UID:$GID $HOME/
 
Old 05-23-2007, 12:11 PM   #8
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Slackware 11 and current are really different.
 
Old 05-23-2007, 12:24 PM   #9
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indeed, jsut a wee bit different. But heck, -current is starting to look better by the day
 
  


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