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Old 05-07-2008, 09:36 PM   #1
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KDE 4 hangs after login

I'm running kubuntu 8.04 with KDE4 on an eee pc. When I login, it goes through the "appearing icons" loading phase, then when the loading is done, where the screen would usually go blank and then the desktop interface would appear, ... all I get is a black background and a oxygen-themed mouse pointer (which can be moved).

Nothing else - including keyboard shortcuts (ie Alt+F2 isn't doing anything). If I login with just a shell, startx gives a few of these:
expected keysym, got XF86KbdBrightnewwDown: line 71 of pc
Are they relevant, and more importantly, does anyone know what's going on? Where do I look for the error log so I can debug this?

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Old 05-09-2008, 11:27 AM   #2
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I have no idea what your error means but you can look in /var/log/Xorg.0.log for some error messages
Old 05-10-2008, 01:04 AM   #3
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Well, here's what I did: reinstall. When I first got in there, I started playing around like a kid in a toy shop and must have broken something. So, I don't know what the issue was, but the logs have long been overwritten.

Thanks for xorg log tip. Actually, I'd already been there and had a look. Didn't see anything unusual at all. (A couple of warnings, and no errors).


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