kde problem on first startx
I am running slackware 10.2 with KDE bundled with that CD .
Recently iinstalled a TTF font for my locale . after that , whenever i start the computer and issue a startx command , KDE fails to start indicating bad font path/element and some more messages on screen.
But the strange fact is KDE starts the second time i gave a startx command .
I tried this after many reboots and the problem is same.first time KDE never starts. whats the probleme pals ? .
P S :) i tried to grab that xorg message just before KDE startsto save in a file , but how to do it.If u guide me i can post what the exact error it states
Thank u pals
The X log should be in
Hello freinds :
I am posting my error xorg.log , thanx dcdbutler.
I shortened it as forum rules restricts me
did you make other changes or just installed a font?
bad font path/element is not ideal, but i have not known it to stop kde from starting
can you uninstall the font to be sure that is the cause?
I am not sure that font causes the problem. But i am sure this thing happen only after i installed that font .
Actually i copied that font to /usr/x11r6/lib/x11/fonts/ and typed mkfontscale and mkfontdir . Is thatwrong means to install a font .
Actually i don know hoe to uninstall a font , do i just delete that font .
Then freinds what is that xf86unbindgartmemory:unbind key #'s
i smell that thing holds responsible for this prob.
Could you give the name of the graphics chipset, just to make sure the right driver is being loaded.
Also, what resolution are you using? If it is high, eg 1280x1024 or more, try reducing it, as a test,
to see if that makes any difference.
I must admit I dont uninstall fonts much either but I guess you could just delete it and rerun
mkfontscale and mkfontdir on that dir (I think these commands wont affect TTF in kde, but will affect non fontconfig enabled apps)
the other necessary stuff will happen when you reboot.
This line bothers me
(WW) I810(0): Setting the original video mode instead of restoring
the saved state
I think this is the key, does it not imply that the wrong video mode is being attempted first time around?
I would only make one change at a time though, then if the fault clears, you will have a better understanding of what was the cause
I've been googling this problem for you. My guess is that it is a laptop with a graphics chipset that uses shared memory.
Intel 855GM, 845 or 865 embedded graphics are the usual suspects. If this is the case, find out if there is a newer bios
version for your machine, as this appears to fix a problem with lack of video memory in many cases...
also make sure dri is enabled in your xorg.conf. I also read that setting VideoRam to the desired value in the Section "Device"
in this file can help
of course I could be barking up the wrong tree (english idiom)
Hello Mr Tobyl,
I deleted the font and restarted my PC . This time KDE starts fine at first try .
Mine is a intel 845 GBV Motherboard with inbuilt 64 MB ram .
DRI is disabled in a warning message ,
I think but the following section has some usefull info .(Actually its from a successful attemp file log
Thanks for ur concern .
Have a nice Day
I'm glad its working better for you.
Your video settings could probably be improved with a bit of work.
It is almost certainly related to how video memory is allocated by Xorg.
DRI is almost certainly being disabled due to lack of memory being allocated to the video device.
in the device section of your xorg.conf is reported to help by some
if you do decide to investigate further, read here:
but if you are content, then leave things as they are.
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