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Old 06-28-2003, 07:57 PM   #1
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tiny little problem after installation


the install went well, i didn't have any problems that i could tell. i get everything set up, log on with the gnome manager, set inittab so that X starts automatically, try to set up the internet and it didn't work right the first time, but i know how to fix that, so that isn't a problem. my first problem was trying to log into KDE, it gave me an error saying that 'startkde' wouldn't work, that confused the hell out of me because i've never seen that before. so i figured that maybe i just needed to restart (plus i needed to anyways) so i restarted and figured i would go check something with Red Hat, i get to LILO and go to the option i set for Red Hat and everything starts ok, but it can't find the folder with the module dependancies, then it failed the modprobe again. so that was another problem, so i restarted because there wasn't much i could do without some of those kernel modules, and i get back on Slack and i still can't get on KDE. could someone help me with either problem? the booting Red Hat problem never happens with any other OS. i use LILO normally and it never happens, i installed Debian and used it and it didn't happen, then Red Hat 9 and it didn't happen, but then it did it with Slack, so i don't know what's up with that. but any help would sure be appreciated. thanks.
 
Old 06-28-2003, 08:05 PM   #2
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In your xintirc for KDE, put: kde-session instead of startkde. That should work. Also make sure you have all the necessary KDE packages installed, as there's no dependancy checking in Slackware.
 
Old 06-28-2003, 08:23 PM   #3
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thank you. do you know what it could be with the Red Hat thing? that puzzles me to death. that has never happened before.
 
Old 06-28-2003, 08:50 PM   #4
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Well, if you post your lilo.conf, we may be able to help you.

Unfortunatly, I try to avoid Redhat, as random errors tend to pop up alot.
 
Old 06-28-2003, 09:05 PM   #5
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i changed it to kde-session and it said 'exec: kde-session not found'
 
Old 06-28-2003, 09:17 PM   #6
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LOL, sorry, thats gnome-session. I got them mixed up. The only thing I can think of is you missed a KDE package.

Mount your slackware disc. and:

cd /mnt/cdrom/slackware/kde
su
[password prompt]
installpkg *

you may have to change /mnt/cdrom to whatever your mount point is. Check your fstab if you're not sure.

Then try. If that doesnt work, here's my xinitrc file:

#!/bin/sh
# $XConsortium: xinitrc.cpp,v 1.4 91/08/22 11:41:34 rws Exp $

userresources=$HOME/.Xresources
usermodmap=$HOME/.Xmodmap
sysresources=/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xinit/.Xresources
sysmodmap=/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xinit/.Xmodmap

# merge in defaults and keymaps

if [ -f $sysresources ]; then
xrdb -merge $sysresources
fi

if [ -f $sysmodmap ]; then
xmodmap $sysmodmap
fi

if [ -f $userresources ]; then
xrdb -merge $userresources
fi

if [ -f $usermodmap ]; then
xmodmap $usermodmap
fi

# Start the window manager:
startkde
 
Old 06-29-2003, 12:41 AM   #7
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thank you once again,... i'll try this in a moment and let you know how it went.
 
  


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