KDE not starting. Cannot start kdeinit

Danny Pansters danny at ricin.com
Sat Apr 16 10:45:19 PDT 2005

On Saturday 16 April 2005 19:06, Edward Lichtner wrote:
> Hi all,
> I just installed FreeBSD (using a CD burned from the
> 5.3-RELEASE-i386-miniinst.iso image) on a NEC machine with a Celeron D335.
> I have xorg 6.8.2 (upgraded via portupgrade) and KDE 3.3.0 (installed via
> Internet as binaries, with pkg_add, after upgrading xorg).
> I then created an .xinitrc file by copying from /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xinit
> into my home directory and adding exec startkde at the beginning of the
> file, after the first few lines.
> When I type startx, xorg starts OK, but I then get "Could not start
> kdeinit. Check your installation".
> Kdeinit is in /usr/local/bin and the kdelibs package is installed and
> recognised by pkg_info.
> Any idea what went wrong ?

You shouldn't copy xinit and you shouldn't use 'exec' to run startkde. Just 
put only 'startkde' (without the quotes) in your ~/.xinitrc instead.



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