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Old 04-09-2006, 08:34 AM   #1
neocontrol
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KDE help?


Hello all,

I'm having trouble getting kde to load. I didnt have a problem the last time I installed it, it worked right out of the box.

Heres the setup. Slackware 10.2 Full fresh install. I havent done anything to the system yet, except a few commands trying to get kde to work.

I type in "startkde" in the command line like I used to do, and heres what I get.

xsetroot: unable to open display "
xset: unable to open display ""
xset: uanble to open display ""
xset: unable to open display ""
xsetroot: unable to open display "
startkde: Starting up...
startkde: Running Kpersonalizer
kwin: cannot connect to x server
kpersonalizer: cannot connect to x server
kpersonalizer: cannot connect to x server
kpersonalizer: cannot connect to x server
kpersonalizer: cannot connect to x server
kpersonalizer: cannot connect to x server
kpersonalizer: cannot connect to x server

and then it keeps going on that last line. How do I get it to connect to the x server? I don't know what I have done differntly on this install that wont let it work. Anyideas?

Thanks,

charlie r
 
Old 04-09-2006, 08:44 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by neocontrol
Hello all,

I'm having trouble getting kde to load. I didnt have a problem the last time I installed it, it worked right out of the box.

Heres the setup. Slackware 10.2 Full fresh install. I havent done anything to the system yet, except a few commands trying to get kde to work.

I type in "startkde" in the command line like I used to do, and heres what I get.

xsetroot: unable to open display "
xset: unable to open display ""
xset: uanble to open display ""
xset: unable to open display ""
xsetroot: unable to open display "
startkde: Starting up...
startkde: Running Kpersonalizer
kwin: cannot connect to x server
kpersonalizer: cannot connect to x server
kpersonalizer: cannot connect to x server
kpersonalizer: cannot connect to x server
kpersonalizer: cannot connect to x server
kpersonalizer: cannot connect to x server
kpersonalizer: cannot connect to x server

and then it keeps going on that last line. How do I get it to connect to the x server? I don't know what I have done differntly on this install that wont let it work. Anyideas?

Thanks,

charlie r
use .xinitrc and then execute X, it works better that way :-)
 
Old 04-09-2006, 08:58 AM   #3
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Thanks,

I was doing some more research, and I stumbled across this command.

echo "exec startkde" > ~/.xinitrc

then I ran "startx" and it loaded kde for me right then.

Thanks,

charlie r
 
Old 04-09-2006, 09:02 AM   #4
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Thanks,

I was doing some more research, and I stumbled across this command.

echo "exec startkde" > ~/.xinitrc

then I ran "startx" and it loaded kde for me right then.

Thanks,

charlie r
glade I could help...
 
  


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