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Old 08-10-2004, 01:34 AM   #1
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Can't log into KDE or Fluxbox

I installed X onto my system, and got it all configured properly so that it works. The problem is whenever I try to log in using kdm, the screen goes blank, then brings me back to kdm; no error screen or anything. Trying to log in using gdm brings up something similar: no matter what display manager I pick (KDE and Fluxbox, to be specific), it goes straight to failsafe.

Why can't I log into any display managers?
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Have a look at ~/.xsession-errors and

Old 08-10-2004, 05:34 AM   #3
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I looked at both the .xsession-errors and the XFree86.0.log files, and they don't really tell me much:

/etc/gdm/PreSession/Default: Registering your session with wtmp and utmp
/etc/gdm/PreSession/Default: running: /usr/bin/X11/sessreg -a -w /var/log/wtmp -u /var/run/utmp -x "/var/lib/gdm/:0.Xservers" -h "" -l ":0" "cole"
/etc/gdm/Xsession: Beginning session setup...
/etc/gdm/Xsession: Executing startkde failed, will try to run x-terminal-emulator
Warning: locale not supported by C library, locale unchanged
XFree86.0.log is too long to post, but doesn't come up with any errors; just a few warnings, mostly over missing fonts.

I don't really know what I'm supposed to be looking for in these logs; can anyone tell me what's going on?


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