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Old 04-22-2004, 02:36 AM   #1
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Redhat 9 KDE 3.2 start up problem

Hi all,
I have a probelm to satart my redhat 9 with KDE 3.2 installed

what I get, after the redhat is starting the X server, the logon screen didn't appear and the only available thing is the mouse pointer over blue screen.

every thing was ok untill I changed my computer name and played arround with
KDE booting option (from the KDE control center)

any idea !!

Old 04-22-2004, 03:07 PM   #2
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Do you remember what you changed when you were playing around? It could be trying to boot from something that no longer exists...
Old 04-26-2004, 05:04 PM   #3
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It's possible that when you upgraded KDE it was not properly setup to start with the xserver, try this:
Press the CTRL-ALT-F1 keys together, this will give you a console to work with (by default linux has several consoles accessed by the F1-F6 keys with the X-session on console F7).
Log onto root, kill any kde processes (use ps -ef to get their numbers), then type gdm-restart with should restart the default Gnome display manager, then you can select kde within it's menu.
If that does not work try booting into runlevel 3 (telinit 3) then log on as normal user, making a file in your home directory called .xinitrc with this line: exec kdestart then starting xwindows with: startx
this at least should start kde if nothing else is wrong...


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