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Old 05-26-2005, 12:34 PM   #1
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KDE Session missing [9.3 Upgrade]


I am experiencing an odd issue. I upgraded my SuSE 9.1 Pro installation to 9.3 yesterday. All went well. When I booted the machine for the first time, it said that the 'kde' session was no longer available. But during the upgrade, I installed KDE and Gnome.

If I start another window manager and enter 'startkde' in a terminal, KDE actually starts. But looks a bit funny since the other Window Manager is the default. I can't run 'startkde' from outside a Window Manager, as it says it can't open my display. I had even set my DISPLAY to ":0" and ":0.0".

Is there an easy way I can add KDE and Gnome back to my Session list when I boot to SuSE? I successfully get the login screen where I can choose my window manager—and enter my username and password—but KDE nor Gnome show up in the list.


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Old 05-30-2005, 04:33 PM   #2
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for GNOME:
in consol as root:
rm -f /opt/kde3/share/apps/kdm/sessions/gnome.desktop
cp /opt/gnome/share/xsessions/gnome.destop /opt/kde/share/apps/kdm/sessions/

for KDE:
try to reinstall kdebase3-SuSE from your install disk.i'm still looking into it,but it seems as if the YOU update is at fault again


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