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Old 10-04-2004, 02:29 AM   #1
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KDE - XServer problem under sarge

I have just upgraded to sarge. Am running the 2.4. kernel

KDE does not start automatically (gnome does instead)

After closing down gnome I tried running startkde

I get the following response (as root and normal used)

xset: unable to open display ""
xsetroot: unable to open display ''
startkde: Starting up...
ksplash: cannot connect to X server
kdeinit: Aborting. $DISPLAY is not set.
Warning: connect() failed: : No such file or directory
ksmserver: cannot connect to X server
startkde: Shutting down...
Warning: connect() failed: : No such file or directory
Error: Can't contact kdeinit!
startkde: Running shutdown scripts...
startkde: Done.

Thanks for your time
Old 10-04-2004, 05:21 AM   #2
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go to login screen, choose kde as session and make it default by answering to the popup
Old 10-04-2004, 06:59 AM   #3
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No login screen comes up - it just goes directly into gnome

Old 10-04-2004, 07:18 AM   #4
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Don't you get a login screen after you logout? Don't shut down, just logout of Gnome.


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