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kevmccor 03-14-2005 07:45 AM

problems starting kde
 
I am having trouble getting kde to load. I have been using xfce4 as my desktop/window manager, but I wanted to try out kde. I have Slackware 10.0. The relevant lines in my ~/.xinitrc are:

userresources=$HOME/.Xresources
usermodmap=$HOME/.Xmodmap
sysresources=/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xinit/.Xresources
sysmodmap=/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xinit/.Xmodmap
. . . .
# Start the window manager:
startkde
#startxfce4

What happens is kde will go through the initialization sequence and appear to load, but then xfce4 is loaded and then the whole thing (X server) crashes with a "no display" message. I load the window manager with the "startx" from the console

$ whereis startkde
startkde: /opt/kde/bin/startkde

I tried the wmconfig command, but that did not improve things. Apparently there is some init script that has an extra command or two, but I can't find it.

Thanks

Artanicus 03-14-2005 08:37 AM

Well, heres something worth trying, tho its prolly not the best way to go..

First, move your .xinitrc to for eg. .xinitrc.not-in-use

Then go thru wmconfig, setting kde.. And after that, as the user hit startx.. I myself accidentally lost my .xinitrc a while ago, and so far havnt noticed a difference.. d:

BenneJezzerette 03-23-2005 01:43 AM

Re: problems starting kde
 
Quote:

Originally posted by kevmccor
I am having trouble getting kde to load. I have been using xfce4 as my desktop/window manager, but I wanted to try out kde. I have Slackware 10.0. The relevant lines in my ~/.xinitrc are:

userresources=$HOME/.Xresources
usermodmap=$HOME/.Xmodmap
sysresources=/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xinit/.Xresources
sysmodmap=/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xinit/.Xmodmap
. . . .
# Start the window manager:
startkde
#startxfce4

What happens is kde will go through the initialization sequence and appear to load, but then xfce4 is loaded and then the whole thing (X server) crashes with a "no display" message. I load the window manager with the "startx" from the console

$ whereis startkde
startkde: /opt/kde/bin/startkde

I tried the wmconfig command, but that did not improve things. Apparently there is some init script that has an extra command or two, but I can't find it.

Thanks

your display sounds like the problem the xorgconfig file is used by KDE. I also suggest Slackware 10.1 as it is a lot stabler and better at handling all kinds of hardware. if you set the xorgconfig into action pay close attention to what you are doing and be sure to set your Vertical Refresh / Sync and Video Ram and the display abilities. I think this should fix your problems.

EG Display can do

I chose 8 for Multisync

then choose the sync rate eg 50-120

choose 5 to set your own

then select how much ram

the say yes to write the config file
the type startx and you should be good to go

kevmccor 03-23-2005 07:09 PM

I have Slackware 10.1, but it is going to be a while till I have time to install it. An upgrade will probably fix my problem, and I need to revise my partitioning scheme anyway. So until then I'll just carry on with xfce4.

Thanks for your replies.

BenneJezzerette 03-23-2005 08:45 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by kevmccor
I have Slackware 10.1, but it is going to be a while till I have time to install it. An upgrade will probably fix my problem, and I need to revise my partitioning scheme anyway. So until then I'll just carry on with xfce4.

Thanks for your replies.

you are welcome, because I have done this so much in the past week it has gotten pretty easy. My hard issue is getting the new 2.6.11.5 kernal update. Going to have to read the forum some more to get a better picture.

P.S. in a month or so it appears Slackware 10.2 will be previewing, I hope. At least on the store.slackware.org site is has a hint of it.

Artanicus 03-23-2005 10:45 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by BenneJezzerette
P.S. in a month or so it appears Slackware 10.2 will be previewing, I hope. At least on the store.slackware.org site is has a hint of it.
I thought we were supposed to go to 11 next, that 10.1 was just a update release? damn.. Oh well, I wonmr be complaining, the 2.6.x:s are just not good for my hardware.. im too fond of my extra mouse buttons and noncrashy xmms to use em.. d:

BenneJezzerette 03-24-2005 03:19 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by Artanicus
I thought we were supposed to go to 11 next, that 10.1 was just a update release? damn.. Oh well, I wonmr be complaining, the 2.6.x:s are just not good for my hardware.. im too fond of my extra mouse buttons and noncrashy xmms to use em.. d:
Lol, well maybe, and today KDE has released their desktop 3.4 read the post for KDE 3.4 in the slackware area.

Artanicus 03-24-2005 03:21 AM

yeah, its been out for quite some time now.. Tho ill be waiting for official packages before upgrading, have had bad experiences with Linuxpackages kde packages.. Tho am using fluxbox nowadays anyways.. (;

Aaanyways, I think this thread has lived its life, end of offtopic, case closed.. *thud*

BenneJezzerette 03-24-2005 03:28 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by Artanicus
yeah, its been out for quite some time now.. Tho ill be waiting for official packages before upgrading, have had bad experiences with Linuxpackages kde packages.. Tho am using fluxbox nowadays anyways.. (;

Aaanyways, I think this thread has lived its life, end of offtopic, case closed.. *thud*

Actually this is the "Official one" not from the linuxpackages. Direct from KDE's FTP site.

Artanicus 03-24-2005 03:32 AM

ah but I mean official from Pat.. Those are the only packages I fully trust to be good for my slackware..

BenneJezzerette 03-24-2005 11:54 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by Artanicus
ah but I mean official from Pat.. Those are the only packages I fully trust to be good for my slackware..
Well I decided to take a look and it is Official from the wwww.kde.org and look around and find the Official Release and then find contributions and the slackware and 10.1, and anyone who is using Slack 10.0 are seriously suggested to move on up to Slack 10.1 or be a little patient and whenSlack 10.2 hits the sub upgrade area then we will all get the new Kernal I think, and KDE 3.4 adjusted for Slack 10.2 specifically. Don't know all the detailas as of yet, but on the Slack site it hints heavily at it from the Store to get the Slack Subscription for Slack 10.2.


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