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Old 02-27-2009, 02:37 PM   #1
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Can't login via graphical interface

I am experiencing trouble logging into my machine. I run Suse 11.0, and usually use KDE. What led to my trouble is this: I was listening to a cd, clicked on the stop button, and my screen froze. After waiting a while and trying to force quit the app, I had to force a shutdown with the power button. Now when I put in my username and password, it acts as though it will log in, but returns to the login page. It will, however, allow me to enter the command line and login that way. I think it may be a problem with the x-server from reading a few things online, but I have absolutely no clue after that. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks
Old 02-27-2009, 04:47 PM   #2
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The KDE system creates some files in your login directory when it is running. It deletes these when it shuts down normally. Log in using text mode. Look for 'hidden' files starting with the name .DCOP and delete these.
rm .DCOP*
That may solve your problem.
Old 03-02-2009, 02:28 PM   #3
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Update to my problem including the solution. I am using a molecular modeling program to do calculations for my thesis. This program has a scratch file associated with it that was set to a default when the program was installed. The default file was on a partition of only 20 gigs, so after a while this partition filled up. After I figured this out, I used the jpico .cshrc command to modify the location of the scratch file, and bingo it loaded up. I think the xwindow was unable to allocate memory, and just failed to complete it's startup. So that is that, thanks for the reply.


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