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Re: KDE wont start automatically

On Monday, 03 November 2003 15:50, Andrew Ingram wrote:
> I did an apt-get upgrade today (I'm on Debian Sid btw). Thought I would
> do a reboot since it had been a while and a lot had changed. When the
> machine restarted, my machine did not run KDE (like it normally does),
> it stayed in text mode and put me at a prompt.
> [...]
> dpkg-reconfigure kdm (choosing kdm out of kdm, gdm, etc). This output:
> sh: line 1: /usr/bin/kde-update-menu: Permission denied
> sh: line 1: /usr/bin/kde-update-menu: Permission denied
> Not starting K Desktop Manager (kdm); it is not the default display
> manager.
> I assume that isn't too healthy! Also, /etc/X11/default-display-manager
> has the contents: "10 kdm/daemon_name doesn't exist". I'm thinking that
> isn't too healthy either! "which kdm" returns "/usr/bin/kdm" so that
> looks ok to me.
> Can anyone help me with this? The above tests are just guessing really.
> This isn't a part of the system that I know particularly well. Any help
> would be appreciated.

I had the same problem, just doing a 
echo "/usr/bin/kdm" > /etc/X11/default-display-manager
(overwriting the strange "10 kdm/daemon_name doesn't exist" content; don't 
know how this setting was garbled ...) did solve the problem for me.

Hope that helps, 

Dipl.Ing. Klaus Holler <gmx.at after kho@>

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