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Old 04-02-2012, 04:36 PM   #1
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Question Startx black screen bug.


It was previously discussed in another thread, but i can't find it :/.
Other users also reported this bug.

Anyway, so when using Xfce (i use only this one), when i type startx, sometimes nothing happens but a black screen. I have to ctrl+alt+backspace.

It's a hard-boiled bug and it affects all versions since maybe 10.x.
The ARMslack is also affected.
It's not related to xorg driver.
 
Old 04-03-2012, 09:37 AM   #2
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Can you provide some more info, like graphics card and driver, and exactly when it happens. If you run startx again, does it work then ? How often ? Anything in the logs in /var/log/Xorg.0.log ?
 
Old 04-03-2012, 10:20 AM   #3
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Well, nv, nvidia, vesa on X86 is affected, also omapfb on ARM.

/var/log/Xorg.0.log stopped at a point i can't remember.
I can't find the thread giving more precise informations.
Will search again.
 
Old 04-03-2012, 10:27 AM   #4
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have you tried using the packages from testing, they tend to fix most nvidia problems, also the solutions from this post will probably work also
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...urrent-860976/
 
Old 04-03-2012, 10:29 AM   #5
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It could be an Xorg bug, if it happens no matter the driver.
 
Old 04-03-2012, 10:47 AM   #6
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Yup, it existed long before nouveau.

I forgot to say it's only with runlevel 3.
Never had a problem with xdm, kdm, etc..

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Old 04-03-2012, 11:39 AM   #7
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Hmmm, it sounds like Xorg is working but it's just not loading anything. When you do "startx" does your mouse cursor look like an "X" while moving it around?

My first suggestion is to su or login as root and use the pkgtool application. Second from the bottom is "Setup" and then try running "xwmconfig" again and select XFCE. Afterwards, see if "startx" works at all.

Even then, try using an application that requires X and see if it loads X with it (e.g. firefox).

If neither of those work, I think showing us the logs would be best.
 
Old 04-03-2012, 01:01 PM   #8
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I've never had this "bug" but I'm not using nVidia based video so maybe it is an nVidia driver problem ...
 
Old 04-03-2012, 02:15 PM   #9
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Just a black screen. No cursor.
It's not a hardware problem, had this on many computers/arch/graphic cards.
 
Old 04-03-2012, 02:18 PM   #10
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The problems with most of the nvidia graphics cards have been fixed since the release of the 2.6.38 kernel and the nouveau driver.
 
Old 04-04-2012, 03:19 PM   #11
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I think it's xorg bug,it happens with intel graphics card sometimes,, then run startx again it works.
btw when i type startx then pressed "ENTER" twice , all i get is a black screen.
 
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I finally had this bug again. Here's the Xorg log:

Code:
[    51.874] _XSERVTransSocketOpenCOTSServer: Unable to open socket for inet6
[    51.874] _XSERVTransOpen: transport open failed for inet6/64:0
[    51.875] _XSERVTransMakeAllCOTSServerListeners: failed to open listener for inet6
[    51.905] 
X.Org X Server 1.9.5
Release Date: 2011-03-17
[    51.906] X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
[    51.906] Build Operating System: Slackware 13.37 Slackware Linux Project
[    51.907] Current Operating System: Linux 64 3.2.7 #1 SMP PREEMPT Mon Feb 27 16:52:36 CET 2012 x86_64
[    51.907] Kernel command line: auto BOOT_IMAGE=Slack ro root=801 vt.default_utf8=1
[    51.908] Build Date: 17 March 2011  10:50:17PM
[    51.908]  
[    51.908] Current version of pixman: 0.20.2
[    51.909] 	Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
	to make sure that you have the latest version.
[    51.910] Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
	(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
	(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
[    51.911] (==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Sat Apr  7 20:46:25 2012
[    51.940] (==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
[    51.940] (==) Using system config directory "/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d"
[    51.954] (==) ServerLayout "X.org Configured"
[    51.954] (**) |-->Screen "Screen0" (0)
[    51.954] (**) |   |-->Monitor "Monitor0"
[    51.954] (**) |   |-->Device "Card0"
[    51.954] (**) |-->Input Device "Mouse0"
[    51.954] (**) |-->Input Device "Keyboard0"
[    51.954] (==) Automatically adding devices
[    51.954] (==) Automatically enabling devices
[    51.954] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/local" does not exist.
[    51.954] 	Entry deleted from font path.
[    51.954] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/CID" does not exist.
[    51.954] 	Entry deleted from font path.
[    52.033] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/local" does not exist.
[    52.033] 	Entry deleted from font path.
[    52.033] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/CID" does not exist.
[    52.033] 	Entry deleted from font path.
[    52.033] (**) FontPath set to:
	/usr/share/fonts/TTF,
	/usr/share/fonts/OTF,
	/usr/share/fonts/Type1,
	/usr/share/fonts/misc,
	/usr/share/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled,
	/usr/share/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled,
	/usr/share/fonts/75dpi,
	/usr/share/fonts/100dpi,
	/usr/share/fonts/cyrillic,
	/usr/share/fonts/TTF,
	/usr/share/fonts/OTF,
	/usr/share/fonts/Type1,
	/usr/share/fonts/misc,
	/usr/share/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled,
	/usr/share/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled,
	/usr/share/fonts/75dpi,
	/usr/share/fonts/100dpi,
	/usr/share/fonts/cyrillic
[    52.033] (**) ModulePath set to "/usr/lib64/xorg/modules"
[    52.033] (WW) AllowEmptyInput is on, devices using drivers 'kbd', 'mouse' or 'vmmouse' will be disabled.
[    52.033] (WW) Disabling Mouse0
[    52.033] (WW) Disabling Keyboard0
[    52.033] (II) Loader magic: 0x7d2500
[    52.033] (II) Module ABI versions:
[    52.033] 	X.Org ANSI C Emulation: 0.4
[    52.033] 	X.Org Video Driver: 8.0
[    52.033] 	X.Org XInput driver : 11.0
[    52.033] 	X.Org Server Extension : 4.0
[    52.034] (--) PCI:*(0:3:0:0) 10de:0193:1043:8234 rev 162, Mem @ 0xfa000000/16777216, 0xe0000000/268435456, 0xf8000000/33554432, I/O @ 0x0000ac00/128, BIOS @ 0x????????/131072
[    52.034] (II) Open ACPI successful (/var/run/acpid.socket)
[    52.034] (II) "extmod" will be loaded. This was enabled by default and also specified in the config file.
[    52.034] (II) "dbe" will be loaded. This was enabled by default and also specified in the config file.
[    52.034] (II) "glx" will be loaded. This was enabled by default and also specified in the config file.
[    52.034] (II) "record" will be loaded. This was enabled by default and also specified in the config file.
[    52.034] (II) "dri" will be loaded by default.
[    52.034] (II) "dri2" will be loaded by default.
[    52.034] (II) LoadModule: "glx"
[    52.190] (II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/extensions/libglx.so
[    52.908] (II) Module glx: vendor="NVIDIA Corporation"
[    52.908] 	compiled for 4.0.2, module version = 1.0.0
[    52.908] 	Module class: X.Org Server Extension
[    52.908] (II) NVIDIA GLX Module  295.33  Sat Mar 17 15:16:17 PDT 2012
[    52.908] (II) Loading extension GLX
[    52.908] (II) LoadModule: "record"
[    52.909] (II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/extensions/librecord.so
[    52.925] (II) Module record: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[    52.925] 	compiled for 1.9.5, module version = 1.13.0
[    52.925] 	Module class: X.Org Server Extension
[    52.925] 	ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 4.0
[    52.925] (II) Loading extension RECORD
[    52.925] (II) LoadModule: "extmod"
[    52.926] (II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/extensions/libextmod.so
[    52.928] (II) Module extmod: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[    52.928] 	compiled for 1.9.5, module version = 1.0.0
[    52.928] 	Module class: X.Org Server Extension
[    52.928] 	ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 4.0
[    52.928] (II) Loading extension MIT-SCREEN-SAVER
[    52.928] (II) Loading extension XFree86-VidModeExtension
[    52.928] (II) Loading extension XFree86-DGA
[    52.928] (II) Loading extension DPMS
[    52.928] (II) Loading extension XVideo
[    52.928] (II) Loading extension XVideo-MotionCompensation
[    52.928] (II) Loading extension X-Resource
[    52.928] (II) LoadModule: "dbe"
[    52.928] (II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/extensions/libdbe.so
[    52.929] (II) Module dbe: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[    52.929] 	compiled for 1.9.5, module version = 1.0.0
[    52.929] 	Module class: X.Org Server Extension
[    52.929] 	ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 4.0
[    52.929] (II) Loading extension DOUBLE-BUFFER
[    52.929] (II) LoadModule: "dri"
[    52.929] (II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/extensions/libdri.so
[    52.938] (II) Module dri: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[    52.938] 	compiled for 1.9.5, module version = 1.0.0
[    52.938] 	ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 4.0
[    52.938] (II) Loading extension XFree86-DRI
[    52.938] (II) LoadModule: "dri2"
[    52.939] (II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/extensions/libdri2.so
[    52.944] (II) Module dri2: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[    52.944] 	compiled for 1.9.5, module version = 1.2.0
[    52.944] 	ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 4.0
[    52.944] (II) Loading extension DRI2
[    52.944] (II) LoadModule: "nvidia"
[    52.944] (II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers/nvidia_drv.so
[    53.073] (II) Module nvidia: vendor="NVIDIA Corporation"
[    53.073] 	compiled for 4.0.2, module version = 1.0.0
[    53.073] 	Module class: X.Org Video Driver
[    53.074] (II) NVIDIA dlloader X Driver  295.33  Sat Mar 17 14:57:21 PDT 2012
[    53.074] (II) NVIDIA Unified Driver for all Supported NVIDIA GPUs
[    53.074] (--) using VT number 7

[    53.089] (II) Loading sub module "fb"
[    53.089] (II) LoadModule: "fb"
[    53.090] (II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/libfb.so
[    53.101] (II) Module fb: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[    53.101] 	compiled for 1.9.5, module version = 1.0.0
[    53.101] 	ABI class: X.Org ANSI C Emulation, version 0.4
[    53.101] (II) Loading sub module "wfb"
[    53.101] (II) LoadModule: "wfb"
[    53.101] (II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/libwfb.so
[    53.107] (II) Module wfb: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[    53.107] 	compiled for 1.9.5, module version = 1.0.0
[    53.107] 	ABI class: X.Org ANSI C Emulation, version 0.4
[    53.107] (II) Loading sub module "ramdac"
[    53.107] (II) LoadModule: "ramdac"
[    53.107] (II) Module "ramdac" already built-in
[    53.107] (**) NVIDIA(0): Depth 24, (--) framebuffer bpp 32
[    53.107] (==) NVIDIA(0): RGB weight 888
[    53.107] (==) NVIDIA(0): Default visual is TrueColor
[    53.107] (==) NVIDIA(0): Using gamma correction (1.0, 1.0, 1.0)
[    53.107] (**) NVIDIA(0): Option "NoLogo" "true"
[    53.108] (**) NVIDIA(0): Enabling 2D acceleration
[    54.658] (II) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Display (DELL D1226H (CRT-1)) does not support NVIDIA 3D
[    54.658] (II) NVIDIA(GPU-0):     Vision stereo.
[    54.661] (II) NVIDIA(0): NVIDIA GPU GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) at PCI:3:0:0 (GPU-0)
[    54.661] (--) NVIDIA(0): Memory: 655360 kBytes
[    54.661] (--) NVIDIA(0): VideoBIOS: 60.80.13.00.00
[    54.661] (II) NVIDIA(0): Detected PCI Express Link width: 16X
[    54.661] (--) NVIDIA(0): Interlaced video modes are supported on this GPU
[    54.664] (--) NVIDIA(0): Connected display device(s) on GeForce 8800 GTS at PCI:3:0:0
[    54.664] (--) NVIDIA(0):     DELL D1226H (CRT-1)
[    54.664] (--) NVIDIA(0): DELL D1226H (CRT-1): 400.0 MHz maximum pixel clock
[    54.737] (**) NVIDIA(0): Using HorizSync/VertRefresh ranges from the EDID for display
[    54.737] (**) NVIDIA(0):     device DELL D1226H (CRT-1) (Using EDID frequencies has
[    54.737] (**) NVIDIA(0):     been enabled on all display devices.)
[    54.750] (II) NVIDIA(0): Assigned Display Device: CRT-1
[    54.750] (==) NVIDIA(0): 
[    54.750] (==) NVIDIA(0): No modes were requested; the default mode "nvidia-auto-select"
[    54.750] (==) NVIDIA(0):     will be used as the requested mode.
[    54.750] (==) NVIDIA(0): 
[    54.750] (II) NVIDIA(0): Validated modes:
[    54.750] (II) NVIDIA(0):     "nvidia-auto-select"
[    54.750] (II) NVIDIA(0): Virtual screen size determined to be 1600 x 1200
[    54.774] (--) NVIDIA(0): DPI set to (119, 121); computed from "UseEdidDpi" X config
[    54.774] (--) NVIDIA(0):     option
[    54.774] (--) Depth 24 pixmap format is 32 bpp
[    54.775] (II) NVIDIA: Using 768.00 MB of virtual memory for indirect memory access.
[    54.780] (II) NVIDIA(0): Setting mode "nvidia-auto-select"
[    54.798] (II) Loading extension NV-GLX
[    54.831] (==) NVIDIA(0): Disabling shared memory pixmaps
[    54.831] (==) NVIDIA(0): Backing store disabled
[    54.831] (==) NVIDIA(0): Silken mouse enabled
[    54.831] (==) NVIDIA(0): DPMS enabled
[    54.831] (II) Loading extension NV-CONTROL
[    54.832] (II) Loading extension XINERAMA
[    54.832] (II) Loading sub module "dri2"
[    54.832] (II) LoadModule: "dri2"
[    54.832] (II) Reloading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/extensions/libdri2.so
[    54.832] (II) NVIDIA(0): [DRI2] Setup complete
[    54.832] (II) NVIDIA(0): [DRI2]   VDPAU driver: nvidia
[    54.832] (==) RandR enabled
[    54.832] (II) Initializing built-in extension Generic Event Extension
[    54.832] (II) Initializing built-in extension SHAPE
[    54.832] (II) Initializing built-in extension MIT-SHM
[    54.832] (II) Initializing built-in extension XInputExtension
[    54.832] (II) Initializing built-in extension XTEST
[    54.832] (II) Initializing built-in extension BIG-REQUESTS
[    54.832] (II) Initializing built-in extension SYNC
[    54.832] (II) Initializing built-in extension XKEYBOARD
[    54.832] (II) Initializing built-in extension XC-MISC
[    54.832] (II) Initializing built-in extension XINERAMA
[    54.832] (II) Initializing built-in extension XFIXES
[    54.832] (II) Initializing built-in extension RENDER
[    54.832] (II) Initializing built-in extension RANDR
[    54.832] (II) Initializing built-in extension COMPOSITE
[    54.832] (II) Initializing built-in extension DAMAGE
[    54.832] (II) Initializing extension GLX
[    55.463] (II) config/udev: Adding input device Power Button (/dev/input/event2)
[    55.463] (**) Power Button: Applying InputClass "evdev keyboard catchall"
[    55.463] (**) Power Button: Applying InputClass "keyboard-all"
[    55.463] (II) LoadModule: "evdev"
[    55.463] (II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/input/evdev_drv.so
[    55.490] (II) Module evdev: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[    55.490] 	compiled for 1.9.3, module version = 2.6.0
[    55.490] 	Module class: X.Org XInput Driver
[    55.490] 	ABI class: X.Org XInput driver, version 11.0
[    55.490] (**) Power Button: always reports core events
[    55.490] (**) Power Button: Device: "/dev/input/event2"
[    55.491] (--) Power Button: Found keys
[    55.491] (II) Power Button: Configuring as keyboard
[    55.491] (II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Power Button" (type: KEYBOARD)
[    55.491] (**) Option "xkb_rules" "evdev"
[    55.491] (**) Option "xkb_model" "evdev"
[    55.491] (**) Option "xkb_layout" "us"
[    55.491] (**) Option "xkb_options" "terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp"
[    55.527] (II) config/udev: Adding input device Power Button (/dev/input/event1)
[    55.527] (**) Power Button: Applying InputClass "evdev keyboard catchall"
[    55.527] (**) Power Button: Applying InputClass "keyboard-all"
[    55.527] (**) Power Button: always reports core events
[    55.527] (**) Power Button: Device: "/dev/input/event1"
[    55.527] (--) Power Button: Found keys
[    55.527] (II) Power Button: Configuring as keyboard
[    55.527] (II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Power Button" (type: KEYBOARD)
[    55.527] (**) Option "xkb_rules" "evdev"
[    55.527] (**) Option "xkb_model" "evdev"
[    55.527] (**) Option "xkb_layout" "us"
[    55.527] (**) Option "xkb_options" "terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp"
[    55.529] (II) config/udev: Adding input device Logitech USB-PS/2 Optical Mouse (/dev/input/event4)
[    55.529] (**) Logitech USB-PS/2 Optical Mouse: Applying InputClass "evdev pointer catchall"
[    55.529] (**) Logitech USB-PS/2 Optical Mouse: always reports core events
[    55.529] (**) Logitech USB-PS/2 Optical Mouse: Device: "/dev/input/event4"
[    55.529] (--) Logitech USB-PS/2 Optical Mouse: Found 10 mouse buttons
[    55.529] (--) Logitech USB-PS/2 Optical Mouse: Found scroll wheel(s)
[    55.529] (--) Logitech USB-PS/2 Optical Mouse: Found relative axes
[    55.529] (--) Logitech USB-PS/2 Optical Mouse: Found x and y relative axes
[    55.529] (II) Logitech USB-PS/2 Optical Mouse: Configuring as mouse
[    55.529] (II) Logitech USB-PS/2 Optical Mouse: Adding scrollwheel support
[    55.529] (**) Logitech USB-PS/2 Optical Mouse: YAxisMapping: buttons 4 and 5
[    55.529] (**) Logitech USB-PS/2 Optical Mouse: EmulateWheelButton: 4, EmulateWheelInertia: 10, EmulateWheelTimeout: 200
[    55.529] (II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Logitech USB-PS/2 Optical Mouse" (type: MOUSE)
[    55.529] (**) Logitech USB-PS/2 Optical Mouse: (accel) keeping acceleration scheme 1
[    55.529] (**) Logitech USB-PS/2 Optical Mouse: (accel) acceleration profile 0
[    55.529] (**) Logitech USB-PS/2 Optical Mouse: (accel) acceleration factor: 2.000
[    55.529] (**) Logitech USB-PS/2 Optical Mouse: (accel) acceleration threshold: 4
[    55.529] (II) Logitech USB-PS/2 Optical Mouse: initialized for relative axes.
[    55.530] (II) config/udev: Adding input device Logitech USB-PS/2 Optical Mouse (/dev/input/mouse0)
[    55.530] (II) No input driver/identifier specified (ignoring)
[    55.535] (II) config/udev: Adding input device HDA NVidia Headphone (/dev/input/event3)
[    55.535] (II) No input driver/identifier specified (ignoring)
[    55.537] (II) config/udev: Adding input device AT Translated Set 2 keyboard (/dev/input/event0)
[    55.537] (**) AT Translated Set 2 keyboard: Applying InputClass "evdev keyboard catchall"
[    55.537] (**) AT Translated Set 2 keyboard: Applying InputClass "keyboard-all"
[    55.537] (**) AT Translated Set 2 keyboard: always reports core events
[    55.537] (**) AT Translated Set 2 keyboard: Device: "/dev/input/event0"
[    55.537] (--) AT Translated Set 2 keyboard: Found keys
[    55.537] (II) AT Translated Set 2 keyboard: Configuring as keyboard
[    55.537] (II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "AT Translated Set 2 keyboard" (type: KEYBOARD)
[    55.537] (**) Option "xkb_rules" "evdev"
[    55.537] (**) Option "xkb_model" "evdev"
[    55.537] (**) Option "xkb_layout" "us"
[    55.537] (**) Option "xkb_options" "terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp"
[   108.984] (II) Power Button: Close
[   108.984] (II) UnloadModule: "evdev"
[   109.000] (II) Power Button: Close
[   109.000] (II) UnloadModule: "evdev"
[   109.032] (II) Logitech USB-PS/2 Optical Mouse: Close
[   109.032] (II) UnloadModule: "evdev"
[   109.048] (II) AT Translated Set 2 keyboard: Close
[   109.048] (II) UnloadModule: "evdev"
 
Old 04-16-2012, 05:49 PM   #13
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Slackware64 current 3.2.13 SMP Using nouveau driver
VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation G72[GeFore 7300LE]
An occasional hiccup, maybe starting with one of slackware 12 versions on, with or without nv driver. Don't have the Xorg log, will copy it when it happens again.
Black screen, have to check if there is a cursor or pointer? So used to it I just --ctrl+alt+backspace into a new terminal startx or login to root & shutdown, and boot.
Running xwmconfig doesn't keep it from reoccurring again. lol Xauthority and screensaver always generates an error on shutdown and references to 'pixman' error says
Code:
"make sure you have the latest version of 'pixman0.20.2'before...."
Found a note for 6.feb.2012
"EE Failed to load module "fbdev" (module does not exist,0)"
xinit:Lost connection to server@user@host:~$startx
Before I'd panic, spend weeks, months following a thread thru xorg's spider web called documentation. Not anymore, I know the module exist and it will boot!

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I installed the latest nouveau driver from git and it's much more stable. Maybe try that.
 
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i am not sure if i am having the same issue here. i can't login to KDE from startx even i selected kde from xwmconfig.
it does shows the KDE desktop page a while but fall back to the login terminal, i login as root.

I don't know how to copy the terminal message to here.
 
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