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Old 09-08-2003, 10:49 PM   #1
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KDE Crashes during load with signal 4

Hello, I have just installed Debian and I am attempting to install KDE and GNOME. When I try to run KDE, it crashes during the load splash screen (Appears to do it while loading periphials) with "Fatal server error: signal 4 recieved". Just to make sure it was just KDE, I attempted to load GNOME and it worked fine with all periphials working fine (ie: mouse, keyboard). I have searched the forums and the web looking for an answer but have not come across an answer that worked and any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
Old 09-09-2003, 05:44 AM   #2
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Hi, I had the same problem..

In my case the problem was DPMS (display power management signaling)

You can try to edit /etc/X11/XF86config-4, there's a section called
"monitor", just delete or comment line: Option "DPMS"

My KDE works just fine after doing this..btw I'm using a laptop, so your problem may not be the same i was having..
Old 09-09-2003, 08:09 AM   #3
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Yup, that did the trick. Thanks alot!


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