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Old 06-01-2006, 05:00 AM   #1
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Login and Desktop Problems


Hi linux experts,

I am having a problem logging in and don't what has happened to my desktop. I was having this same problem before which caused me to reinstall Suse 9.3. I can't see Kinternet in the toolbar to connect to the internet and when I go into the console and type the command kinternet, it says that kinternet is already running in the toolbar. When linux starts, it brings me to a light gray login screen. Then I must use xterm to "startkde". I never changed the orginal configurations. After logged in, I get these weird greenish edges to my windows that I have to click on to make the whole window open. Can anyone explain what I need to do to get my original configurations back without doing a fresh install?

Thanks!


Just click the links below to see what I'm trying to explain

http://host392.ipowerweb.com/~tsairoxc/snapshot2.jpg


http://host392.ipowerweb.com/~tsairoxc/snapshot1.jpg
 
Old 06-01-2006, 05:45 AM   #2
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You are running the twm window manager instead of kde.
 
Old 06-01-2006, 07:54 AM   #3
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Ha that's weird. It is running KDE (the desktop environment) but twm instead of kwin (the window manager). When you run startkde, try running it this way and then post the contents of /tmp/startkde.log
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startkde &> /tmp/startkde.log
Congrats on an original problem though. I've never seen this one before
 
Old 06-01-2006, 05:20 PM   #4
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Login/KDE problems

Quote:
Originally Posted by jschiwal
You are running the twm window manager instead of kde.
Ok, so how do I get back to kde starting automatically and normally.


Code:
startkde &> /tmp/startkde.log
So, when running the above command, I get this
http://host392.ipowerweb.com/~tsairoxc/snapshot3.jpg

What should I do now?

Thanks

Last edited by trox; 06-01-2006 at 06:08 PM.
 
Old 06-01-2006, 06:08 PM   #5
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Now we need you to post the contents of /tmp/startkde.log (the command above put the output from the startkde command into a file for you instead of outputting to the screen).
 
Old 06-01-2006, 06:19 PM   #6
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Try "init 5" as root to bring up the gdm login manager. On the bottom left, you can select whether you want to run KDE, Gnome, or a different windows manager.

Also, create another normal user and log in as that user. Does KDE look normal now or different. I think that you may have a problem where KDE doesn't start and twm is used instead as a fallback. The startx script will first try your choice, but if that errors it will try another. If a new user gets the same twm windows manager, you may need to reinstall, or update some of your kde packages.

A quick ( maybe desperate ) fix to try is to delete your ~/.kde directory.
 
Old 06-04-2006, 10:50 PM   #7
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Login Problems

Hey,

Thanks everyone who tried to help me. I just upgraded to Suse 10.0 and all is fine. Just a word to other newbies: Don't use Suse 10.1 if you are wireless and need to connect to the internet. The drivers for most or all wireless cards are not up to date yet.

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