Fail to start KDE
satimis at icare.com.hk
Sun Feb 22 19:49:04 PST 2004
Mike Jeays wrote:
>>- snip -
>Create a file .xinitrc in the home directory, containing the single
>line 'startkde &' (without the quotes). Then try startx again.
Tks for your advice.
Sorry I forgot to mention in my previous posting;
KDE could not start if editing /etc/ttys as;
ttyv8 "user/local/bin/xdm -nodaemon" xterm on secure
# startkde (on INIT 3/text mode)
Kpersonalizer: cannot connect to X server.
(continue to run on screen)
I suspect whether it was caused by failure on login. Because after
booting, the 'Welcom to the XFree86 Project Inc' GUI login popup. I can
keyin either as 'root' or as 'username' but can't keyin password. I
just typed in password and hit <Enter> the GUI login screen popup again
without mentioning anything. The X window started with a small Xterm
window appearing on the screen, mouse working but I could not type on
it. I tried many times without a solution. If changing 'xdm' to 'kdm'
on the abovementioned line 'ttyv8.....', GUI login failed to start.
# startx (on INIT 3)
started 3 'Xterm windows'
After starting 3 'Xterm windows' I can start KDE 3.1 from any one of the
'Xterm window' with;
It worked with KDE started.
3) On INIT 3/text mode I can login either as 'root' or as 'user' with
correct password without problem
Kindly advise how to fix the problem. TIA
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