Re: kdm, kcontrol, and other problems under KDE 3.2 with Sid
> 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.
Make sure that you told KDM to load KDE. The first time I logged in it loaded
twm. The option for which environment to load is hiding in the menu.
> 3) There is not kcontrol icon in the Kmenu. I had to add this by hand.
> YOu just about have to have kcontrol !
There is actually an icon for it at the top of the preferences menu, which
isn't enabled by default. Having an icon in the system menu would be nice
> 4) My xmms-arts package had to be removed, so I have problems running
> xmms under kde3.2 using the arts sound server.
Read the link below for a full description of what's going on with xmms-arts.
The short version is that xmms and KDE 3.2 use incompatible versions of glib.
So don't expect this to be fixed anytime soon.