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Old 03-03-2002, 07:34 PM   #1
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Lost KDE multiple desktop problems now


HELP!! I primarily run KDE never even installed Gnome
but I installed Gnome Base and a few Gnome packages to run the Firestarter utility that is Gnome based. now when I type in STARTX the Gnome window manager starts, then things get ugly the background is that speckled gray and the error you are not running a Gnome complient window manager things run but very sluggish and almost unusable

if I type in startkde these errors occur

xsetroot unable to open display
xsetroot unable to open display
xsetroot unable to open display
xsetroot unable to open display

ksplash: cannot connect to X server
aborting $DISPLAY is not set
ksmserver: cannot connect to X server

REDHAT 7.2
i want to run KDE how do I repair this
 
Old 03-03-2002, 08:40 PM   #2
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look at

/etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc

and also you may have a file in your home folder or in /etc/X11/xinit that is causing a problem

.Xclients or /etc/X11/xinit/Xclients

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Old 03-03-2002, 10:08 PM   #3
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Ok I Logged in as a different user and the same problem occured so that must mean its not the home directory. its almost like the 2 desktops are tring to merge or somthing but Im looking at the Xclients now with pico I
see references to gnome but then again I'm not sure what to do from there
 
Old 03-03-2002, 10:26 PM   #4
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what is in /etc/sysconfig/desktop
 
Old 03-03-2002, 10:27 PM   #5
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it may be hosed, you should be able to fix it using the rpms if all else fails

you could uninstall and reinstall kde
 
Old 03-03-2002, 10:48 PM   #6
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Ok I went to etc/sysconfig/desktop
all it had was DESKTOP=" "

so being adventerous I put DESKTOP="KDE"
now it seems to work I'll give it a workout and if ya dont here from me then all is well.

THANKS
 
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