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Old 10-21-2004, 10:45 AM   #1
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KDE not working, startx scrolling


When I boot into debian, kdm comes up, I type in my name and password, but the screen flicks, and then it returns to kdm. Any ideas?
Also when I'm in the terminal I type startx and I get scrolling, just blank scrolling. It won't stop even after ctrl-z. I have to hit the power button to stop then boot back in. ANy ideas?
 
Old 10-21-2004, 01:24 PM   #2
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Please post your X config and some hardware details.
 
Old 10-22-2004, 09:37 AM   #3
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It's a compaq 2104US laptop
265MB shared memory
30GB hardrive
broadcom wireless radio
synaptics touchpad
CDRW/DVD drive
15" screen

Were do I find the Xconfig? is it the Xfree86-config file?
 
Old 10-23-2004, 01:57 PM   #4
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I'm most interested in your video card.

X config is located at /etc/X11/

Should be XF86Config
 
Old 10-23-2004, 09:05 PM   #5
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my video is and ATI shared 64MB video card, i don't know the exact model number, I'll get the XF86Config posted soon, I've got to get it copied to my FAT32, you'll see it soon.
 
Old 10-25-2004, 01:31 PM   #6
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I just deleted X and KDM and everything else kde related, and I'm going to reinstall it. Thanks anyway though
 
Old 10-26-2004, 02:39 AM   #7
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Reinstall. Yeah, we know you came from using windows
 
Old 10-26-2004, 12:12 PM   #8
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Re: KDE not working, startx scrolling

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It won't stop even after ctrl-z. I have to hit the power button to stop then boot back in. ANy ideas?
What does ctrl-z do? Did you mean ctrl-c?

You should not use the power button or reset button to interrupt your linux machine. There is a real danger that you will damage your file system by doing this. Instead you should switch to a new terminal (using for example ctrl+alt+F2, ctrl+alt+F3, etc.), log in as root and use one of the following commands:

shutdown -r now (restart)
shutdown -h now (shut down)
poweroff (shut down)
 
Old 10-26-2004, 01:04 PM   #9
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ctrl-c kill the job, ctrl-z stops the job. Yeah I realized that after that I should be changing terminals. Darthtux, what would you have had me do instead of re-install? the re-install worked, but what would you have had me do differently?
 
Old 10-26-2004, 11:06 PM   #10
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You could have just installed all of kde if it wasn't there
apt-get install kde
or
you could have simply reconfigured X
dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86

I have had to run the above command before to reconfigure my X but I have never had to uninstall and reinstall packages. There is no reason to. Debian has the dpkg-reconfigure command that works.
 
  


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