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Old 03-01-2006, 02:48 PM   #1
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KDE dosen't start for root login

Hi all,

I have just had a strange thing happen on my SuSE Linux 9.3 server. When I log into the console as root, instead of getting a KDE desktop, I get a text console window and a root prompt. If I do a startkde, I then get to the desktop. This does not seem to happen for other users - just root. It worked OK until a couple of days ago. I have also noticed that if I do a VNC connection, it is unsuably painfully slow, drawing a block of the desktop at a time every few seconds. I'm not sure whether the two issues are connected or not, just odd that both occurred at the same time so I think its more than co-incidence.

I'm not sure what log or config info to provide at this time, but if neccessary just ask and I will post the relevant info.
Old 03-02-2006, 03:22 PM   #2
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Hmm, I wonder if its because you set the root account not able to log in on KDE. As far as a slow vnc connection, perhaps its a firewall issue? Or related to the disabling above?
Old 03-05-2006, 11:50 AM   #3
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Well I certainly didn't do this puposefully.

KDMRC has AllowRootLogin = true set.

Where else might this be disabled?
Old 03-05-2006, 12:13 PM   #4
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I may have answered my own question:

The above is for the benefit of anyone else who has encountered this issue.


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