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Old 09-22-2006, 02:45 PM   #1
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kdm wont restart after end session


slack 10.1
kde 3.3

My system starts in runlevel 4 so X will start automatically. Everything goes fine until I end the session. After that kdm wont restart and it just sits there. i have to manually run kdm or do init 3 and then init 4 again. I get this error in the /var/log/kdm.log

_XSERVTransSocketOpenCOTSServer: Unable to open socket for inet6
_XSERVTransOpen: transport open failed for inet6/pfox:0
_XSERVTransMakeAllCOTSServerListeners: failed to open listener for inet6

X Window System Version 6.8.1
Release Date: 17 September 2004
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 6.8.1
Build Operating System: Linux 2.4.29 i686 [ELF]
Current Operating System: Linux pfox #1 Sat Sep 9 14:43:59 UTC 2006 i686
Build Date: 23 January 2005
Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.X.Org
to make sure that you have the latest version.
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 22 15:36:55 2006
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
(WW) fglrx: No matching Device section for instance (BusID PCI:1:0:1) found
... (removed for brevity)

*** be the reason for the server aborting.

Fatal server error:
Caught signal 11. Server aborting

and this is what is in the syslog

Sep 22 15:38:59 pfox kdm: :0[3284]: IO Error in XOpenDisplay
Sep 22 15:38:59 pfox kdm[3054]: Display :0 cannot be opened
Sep 22 15:38:59 pfox kdm[3054]: Unable to fire up local display :0; disabling.

Does anyone have any ideas about this. When I first turned it on it worked fine and i got that blue graphic background. now I get black background and this. Anyone have any ideas about this one? Thanks for any help..

Old 09-24-2006, 07:21 AM   #2
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I had to do this:

kde crashes:

change: /opt/kde/share/config/kdm/kdmrc.
you have to add following to the section [X-:*-Core]
basically with my ATI driver, in slackware, suse or ubuntu with kde on top, logging out, x crashed.

this fix above worked for me.

backup file first


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