KDE 4.1 won't start
On Wednesday 06 August 2008 8:28:24 am Eric wrote:
> David McGlone wrote:
> > On Wednesday 06 August 2008 7:33:39 am Eric wrote:
> >> Bruce Marshall wrote:
> >>> On Monday 04 August 2008, Eric wrote:
> >>>> I just upgraded from 6.06 LTS to 8.04.1. I installed KDE 4.1. When I
> >>>> try to start it the screen says KDE 4.1 and then it shows graphically
> >>>> the different processes are shown loading. It gets all the way to the
> >>>> "K" and then it goes back to the login screen.
> >>>> Any ideas?
> >>> This can sometime happen of KDE can't write to the home directory...
> >>> or some other spot that is necessary to write to.
> >>> Look through your log files or try starting kdm from a CLI.
> >>> /etc/init.d/kdm start
> >>> and look for error messages.
> >> I'm not sure I understand. I booted up in text mode and I issued the
> >> command kdm. I got no response. No error message. Nothing changed in any
> >> way visibly. Is that the way you were suggesting I issue this command?
> > I haven't been following this thread very closely, but I wonder if anyone
> > has
> The entire thread except for one message is written above.
> > suggested booting into text mode and renaming his .kde folder and then
> > use the command startx
> > If kde starts then some configuration in .kde is messed up, if not he
> > probably has a problem with his XOrg config.
> I'm not sure what the default KDE is that comes with 8.04.1 but that's
> installed and it loads. What will happen to it if I rename the .kde folder?
what will happen is when you log back into KDE, it will automatically create
another .kde folder with all default settings. And if it works, this will
show that there is a problem within your .kde folder and not with your X
just boot to a console and type
mv .kde .kde.bak
X will probably now start.
Also when you log back out of X it will take you back to the console until you
actually reboot your machine, so don't panic if you log out and it takes you
back to the console just reboot and from then on X will automatically start.
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