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Greetings folks. I have just finished installing my Slackware system but I have found this far that I cannot login into the Kde desktop it just shows the first icon on the animation of the login screen of kde and immediately takes me back to the user and password screen. Also before I can reach the login screen I must login as root and start kdm manually by typing kdm.
Please, any help will be very appreciated. Thank you.
well if you just run the login manager and nothing else, that I'd imagine that's all it should do. If you're not booting to runlevel 4 in /etc/inittab then you'd normally run "startx" as the user you want, you wouldn't lof in graphically.
Hey guys! Excuse me for my ignorance I didn't figure that was really so important but how can I do it? (I am a mess I know...)
I mean I cannot use nano (it is installed tho..), it says command not found. I cannot use kate, it won't allow me to save it or open it if I login to the console. What's up next?
I hope to don't bother you asking for some further helping.
Location: Somewhere inside 9.9 million sq. km. Canada
Distribution: Slackware 14.1
# These are the default runlevels in Slackware:
# 0 = halt
# 1 = single user mode
# 2 = unused (but configured the same as runlevel 3)
# 3 = multiuser mode (default Slackware runlevel)
# 4 = X11 with KDM/GDM/XDM (session managers)
# 5 = unused (but configured the same as runlevel 3)
# 6 = reboot
# Default runlevel. (Do not set to 0 or 6)
If you do not change anything in inittab, there will be a 3 instead of the 4 you see in mine. Does your file not look like this? Are you sure you are looking at /etc/inittab?
Regardless of your chipset (though it seems more common with intel), if KDE
crashes on startup, try disabling the Composite extension (which will also
disable all of the fancy desktop effects). Place the following content in
a file at /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/disable-composite.conf:
Option "Composite" "Disable"
to edit files become root
(the "-" at the end is mandatory to have a proper environment)
then use vi (or pico or what you prefeer).
It's much better for you to operate in a root shell (with the proper environment) than to use sudo (I'll avoid that).