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Old 08-22-2004, 02:43 AM   #1
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KDE 3.0 Login issue

When Logging into KDE 3.0 it gives black screen for a second then kicks back to login. Worked fine for a few days? anyone have any ideas?

Old 08-22-2004, 08:53 AM   #2
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drop into command line mode, and try to star kde directly (without KDM).

ctrl+alt+F2 (or F6 / F5 in slackware)
login as root
telinit 3
(login as normal user)
echo "startkde" > .xinitrc (dont iss the dot)

does that work ?
if not, what does the error message say ?
Old 08-22-2004, 10:42 PM   #3
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Well, the wierd thing is there is no .xinitrc in this particular users directory? could this be the issue? I thought this file gets recreated?


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