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Old 09-30-2005, 05:50 AM   #1
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mandriva doesn't boot straigth to kde

I am an absolute newbie to Linux. Nevertheless I was somehow successful installing mandriva-linux-2005 on my Dell Inspiron 8100. Yesterday, I de-installed the instant messenger, and installed skype. When I tried to switch on the computer it won't go straight to kde (as it did before, before I un/installed things); it asks me for my local host login and my password. After that this message is being displayed after I typed in startkde:

xsetroot: unable to open display''
/home/anhie/ .kde/env/ line 5: /home/anhie/ .gnupg/gpg-agent.conf: No such file or directory
xset: unable to open display
xsetroot: unable to open display
smodmap: 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

(gnome-volume-manager:6559): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display
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...
Stop ssh-agent
SSH_AGENT_PID not set, cannot kill agent
Finish stop ssh-agent
startkde: Done.

Can someone please help me to sort this out?

Thank you very much in advance

Anhie a.k.a. Leela77
Old 09-30-2005, 05:57 AM   #2
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Try "startx" instead of startkde. The error you are getting is because you are trying to startkde without the Xserver being initialized

Good luck!
Old 09-30-2005, 06:50 AM   #3
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I have tried it as well...first of all: Thank you for the quick reply.
Now when I type in startx
This message pops up:

X Window System Version 6.8.2
Module Loader present
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting, (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational, (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Fri Sep 30 13:47:22 2005
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
Parse error on line 74 of section Monitro in file /etc/X11/xorg.conf

ModeLine identifier expected
(EE) Problem parsing the config file
(EE) Error parsing the config file

Fatal server error:
no screens found

Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support at http://wiki.X.Org
for help.
Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" for additional information.

XIO: fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0"
after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining

Don't know what to do...every help would be much appreciated...

Thank you
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You've posted this in the Mandriva forum too. Try my answer there and see if that works:
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