Can't startx; FreeFontPath: FPE log message
Yesterday my system broke! I reboot to get to windows to take care of something and when i tried to boot back into Kubuntu Gutsy it goes to login manager. I had automatically set it to login and all.
When i type in the user and pass, it flashes screen like its starking the Desktop but then it goes back to login window.
I proceeded to a console session to figure things out. The last thing i installed was skype before i rebooted, so i purged it- still no fix.
When i do startx, it flashes Desktop for a sec then goes back to console. I took a look at /var/log/Xorg.0.log and found this:
Please help me out, I've exhausted my knowledge base.
Look at the kde log
Thanks comprookie2000. When I looked at it was a dbus error.
Turns out its an Xorg bug, i was missing a directory, session.d.
i have the same problem
i tried, but...
$ sudo mkdir /etc/dbus-1/ session.d
mkdir: no se puede crear el directorio 'etc/dbus-1/' : el fichero ya existe
mkdir: impossible to create directory 'etc/dbus-1/': the file already exists)))
Going to need a lot more information. What distro? What Desktop Manager?
Did you look at /var/log/Xorg.0.log ?
well, i'm a very beginner, so...
- kubuntu 7.04
- Desktop manager, i don't know. Might it be kdm?
- What is /var/log/Xorg.0.log?
I removed /tmp/.X0-lock
my complete story at
i do appreciate your help,
sorry for the ignorance :->
What happens when you try startkde as a regular user not root.
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