xorg & KDE 3.3 startup issues in 5.3 BETA3

Chris Laverdure dashevil at sympatico.ca
Mon Sep 6 20:22:26 PDT 2004

On Tue, 2004-09-07 at 03:17, Adam Smith wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 07, 2004 at 10:06:22AM +0930, Adam Smith said:
> > 
> > When I launch kdm and log in, Xorg ignores my .xsession or .xinitrc files
> > (whichever I have created) and loads only an xterm window (with no window
> > management around it.)  I need to type 'startkde' in this window to
> > actually kick KDE off and get it initiated, and upon closing this window
> > Xorg terminates itself.
> Hmm, in addition to this I used xdm instead of kdm, and startkde initiated
> as it should have.  Looks like something still directly to do with kdm.
> I don't care either way whether I run kdm or xdm -- it was only that kdm
> has the handy session-type dropdown menu and remembers my username so that
> it's convenient to log in later.
> I tried erasing my kdmrc file and I'll give it another try later, but I am
> still not sure if this is a fault with kdm itself or a co-responsibility of
> kdm and Xorg working together.  I've never had this issue with kdm &
> XFree86-4.  So perhaps it's something to keep an eye on.
> If it fails again and noone has any more input I'll lodge a bug at KDE.

When I moved to X.Org I was using kdm and KDE 3.2.3 and it worked
flawlessly. It wasn't until the upgrade to 3.3.0 that it broke for me.

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