kdm, kcontrol, and other problems under KDE 3.2 with Sid
I have installed the un-released kde3.2 packages as
for Sid users who are impatient. These packages are very good indeed
and thanks to those who have made them available.
Here is a couple of problems I have had:
1) kdm does not work. The symptoms appear to be Xauthority related.
There is a temporary Xauthority file getting created in
/var/run/xauth/. After logging into kde using the kdm front end, the
system just does nothing. Nothing appears to be running inside of X. I
can get out with a cntrl-alt-backspace.
2) individual logins at the console and an "exec startkde" via the
.xinitrc file and xinit works fine as usual and expected.
3) There is not kcontrol icon in the Kmenu. I had to add this by hand.
YOu just about have to have kcontrol !
4) My xmms-arts package had to be removed, so I have problems running
xmms under kde3.2 using the arts sound server.
James D. Freels, Ph.D.