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Old 07-12-2003, 11:19 PM   #1
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can not start kdeinit error

I installed kde 3.1 from source, it looks like everything went in fine, however when try to start KDE, here's what I get

I get to a screen that has a window stating 'Could not start kdeinit. Check your configuration', I click the 'OK' and it goes back to the command line with the folloing errors

/opt/kde-3.1/bin/startkde: lnusertemp: command not found
/opt/kde-3.1/bin/startkde: lnusertemp: command not found
/opt/kde-3.1/bin/startkde: dcopserver_shutdown: command not found
startkde: starting up...
/opt/kde-3.1/bin/startkde: kreadconfig: command not found
/opt/kde-3.1/bin/startkde: ksplash: command not found
/opt/kde-3.1/bin/startkde: kdeinit: command not found
startkde: Could not start kdeinit. Check your configuration
/opt/kde-3.1/bin/startkde: kwrapper: command not found
startkde: shutting down...
/opt/kde-3.1/bin/startkde: kdeinit_shutdown: command not found
/opt/kde-3.1/bin/startkde: dcopserver_shutdown: command not found
/opt/kde-3.1/bin/startkde: artsshell: command not found
startkde: running shutdown scripts
/opt/kde-3.1/bin/startkde: kde-config: command not found
startkde: done

All the files listed are there, but kde just will not startup
I could really use some help, I've been fighting this for sever weeks now

Old 07-13-2003, 03:36 AM   #2
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What OS is this? It looks like your system doesn't see the files or they aren't there. Try a quick reboot or enter "ldconfig" for a rescan of libraries. Do a slocate -u, then slocate kdeinit to see if it's actually installed.

If no, then install with rpm -Uvh --nodeps --force *.rpm for all your KDE rpm binaries(not source of course). Then reboot again. I know.. the rebooting thing. But kde is a finicky bitch. It's worth it.


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