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Old 03-19-2002, 02:24 AM   #1
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Newly created user can't run kde

I know I'm missing something ubsurdly simple, but it's like it's on the tip of my tongue and I can't quite get it.

I got my gentoo setup running great, added a new user, logged in with that user, and the new user can run startx, but nothing happens when it tries to exec kde... nuttin at all...

What am I missing? I know it's simple...
Old 03-19-2002, 10:13 AM   #2
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Does Gentoo have the startkde script?
Old 03-19-2002, 01:30 PM   #3
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Did you apt-get or install KDE?

You have to add a line in startx.

find / -iname

Try one of above like "whereis startkde"
And find out where is .xsession, .xinitrc or .Xclients
Add these to either one of them
vi ~/.xinitrc
export PATH=$PATH:/opt/kde/bin
export KDEDIR=/opt/kde
Comment out other WM/desktop like fvwm. Don't copy and paste. It might not work. Find out where your kde is installed.
Old 04-08-2002, 05:03 PM   #4
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did you emerge kde?
if you just did a basic install, all you get is the command line.

goto and under documentation grab the desktop configuration guide.

follow those instructions and you should be able to get kde working.
Old 04-11-2002, 04:29 PM   #5
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after kde is installed, make sure you add the user with the -m option like this

addusr -m username

otherwise the home directory and the /etc/skel/ files wont be created and kde wont work.


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