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Old 01-16-2011, 04:03 PM   #1
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Slackware64-current (16/1/2011) - KDE not starting

On a new install of Slackware64-current (16/1/2011)

KDE is not able to connect to X
XFCE and Fluxbox work fine

My brain is not working very well and I need the command to dump the output of startx to a text file so that I can post it here.



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Old 01-16-2011, 04:25 PM   #2
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I had the same problem for awhile trying to run slackware-current in a vm. I discovered a solution.... but I can't recall if this was it. It is out of the changelog.

x/mesa-7.9-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
I was on the fence with this upgrade, and in fact it sat in /testing for
days with mesa-7.8.2 queued instead. But it seems the Intel driver really
does need this version of Mesa or there are major problems with compositing
(most of them leading to an X server crash).
If X crashes at start, try disabling compositing. Create a file named
/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/disable-composite.conf with this in it:
Section "Extensions"
Option "Composite" "Disable"
The machine that had issues here was using an onboard nVidia 6150SE.
Using the nv, nouveau, or even the vesa driver, X crashed at start unless
compositing was disabled. However, everything works perfectly when using
the binary nVidia drivers, and odds are that most users with decent nVidia
hardware are doing just that. So, that's the situation with nVidia and
Mesa as observed here for now. Hopefully the defaults will work better
soon, but meanwhile if you have nVidia hardware you may have to either
disable compositing or obtain and use nVidia's binary drivers.
And yes, it was only crashing on KDE for me as well.
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Old 01-16-2011, 04:32 PM   #3
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Try re-installing the Nvidia drivers. This has happened to me on several occasions.
Old 01-16-2011, 04:46 PM   #4
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Thanks diamondsandrain that worked just fine. I will get round to installing the proprietary Nvidia drivers once I have had a decent test of current.



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