Woody's kcminit crashes at startup
I have an IBM a31p laptop on which I am trying to install Debian 3.0 (aka
woody). ALL packages are official, stock Debian 3.0 r0 packages. I have X
configured and working (using the VESA xfree86 driver, as 4.1 does not have
a native driver for the video card).
My next step in setting up Debian on this machine is to get KDE installed
and working (woody's stock KDE only! -- testing/unstable packages need not
apply). Everything falls apart at this point. :-(
KDE crashes in the middle of it's startup cycle. It doesn't matter how I
try to start it; it always crashes at the same point (just as ksplash moves
to "Initializing Peripherals"). I've tried starting KDE via KDM, startx,
even from a failsafe X session. It always crashes.
I've tracked the problem down to kcminit from the following line in
LD_BIND_NOW=true kdeinit +kcminit +knotify
I can't find any logs anywhere as to why kcminit is dieing. Does anyone
have any ideas?
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