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Old 10-09-2004, 09:44 AM   #1
Grehan
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Can't log in to Mandrake, KDE won't start


Everytime i boot up the machine and X is starting, I get a dialogbox saying:

Session Menu
chooseSessionListWidget

The buttons Load Session, Delete Session and Break Lock seem to be disabled, and the Default/Fail Safe and Cancel buttons don't do anything special. If I click around a little I eventually get the graphical login screen. But every time I try to login, I get the same Session Menu,chooseSessionListWidget dialog box.

The two major things I changed did the last time Mandrake worked, was to make root a visible account in the login screen, though I don't believe I changed anything about the auto login settings. It's supposed automatically login one of the regular users.

The other thing, was trying to upgrade XFree86 to version 4.4.0, without backing up anything, because I don't have any critical data on the linux box (using an old hard disk, wanted to see if I could set it up correctly, before overwriting my Windows box). I had problems running OpenGL software, everything on the screen would look totally messed up, like textures wouldn't load or something. I though upgrading XFree86 and my ATIRage128 drivers would help.

I'm totally new with linux (not computers, in general though), and it may seem like I blew it by not making a backup, but there's nothing critical on the hard drive. But I would be very thankful for any help from you.

-Grehan

Last edited by Grehan; 10-09-2004 at 10:13 AM.
 
Old 10-09-2004, 11:00 AM   #2
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This website has something which looks like the solution to your problem
http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/f...ary/031580.htm
Tell me if it works.
 
Old 10-09-2004, 11:44 AM   #3
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The link doesn't work.
 
Old 10-09-2004, 11:56 AM   #4
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Sorry I missed the "l" off "html". This is the correct address.
http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/f...ry/031580.html
 
Old 10-09-2004, 12:06 PM   #5
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Here's a thread that may help:

http://archives.mandrakelinux.com/ex...4/msg00199.php
 
Old 10-09-2004, 03:16 PM   #6
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Thank you both, I'll try both sites out when I get home to my own computer, and let you know how it goes. Seems as though I'm not the only one who's had this kind of problem.

-Grehan
 
  


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