Fail to start KDE
mj001 at rogers.com
Mon Feb 23 04:33:07 PST 2004
On Mon, 23 Feb 2004 11:48:56 +0800
Stephen Liu <satimis at icare.com.hk> wrote:
> Mike Jeays wrote:
> >>Version 5.2
> >>new installation
> >>- snip -
> >Create a file .xinitrc in the home directory, containing the single
> >line 'startkde &' (without the quotes). Then try startx again.
> Hi Mike,
> 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;
> # startkde
> 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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I haven't used xdm in ttys for a long time, and suspect this is an
obsolete method. If you enter "kdm &" at a root prompt, kdm should
start. I don't see why you shouldn't put it into /usr/local/etc/rc.d
to make it work on startup, and I am pretty sure I used to run it
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