kdm and xorg timeout [Was: xorg & KDE 3.3 startup issues in 5.3 BETA3]

Emanuel Strobl Emanuel.Strobl at gmx.net
Mon Sep 13 14:52:16 PDT 2004

On Tuesday 07 September 2004 01:22, Chris Laverdure wrote:

[copied from 

> On Tue, 2004-09-07 at 03:35, Michael Nottebrock wrote:
>> On Tuesday 07 September 2004 01:22, Chris Laverdure wrote:


>> There are entries in UPDATING for kdm related issues, both in the entry for 
>> KDE 3.3 and one before that, too.
>> I myself am running kdm from KDE 3.3 with Xorg on 5.3-BETA without any 
>> problems.
> Okay, the KDM updating tips worked with the exception of one thing.
> When I boot, X sits there for 5 seconds, then it knocks me back to the
> terminal with this error:
> kdm[503]: X server startup timeout, terminating
> Then it pops back up again with KDM... Weird.

I have exactly the same problem and no idea what's wrong. Xorg is running 
fine. Also KDE is running fine after kdm got started twice.

Here are some confirmation lines:
Sep 13 23:25:51 cale kdm[532]: X server startup timeout, terminating
Sep 13 23:26:16 cale kdm[532]: X server for display :0 can't be started, 
session disabled

The only error in Xorg.o.log is:
Could not init font path element /usr/local/share/ghostscript/fonts/, removing 
from list!

I don't know why this path is incorrect, (the ghostscript fonts are readable 
in this directory!) but that can't be the reason, can it?


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