Re: Can't Start KDE
Robert Tilley blathered on 02/22/04 15:43:
After a reboot of my machine, to ensure that kdm will start (I don't know how
to start kdm from a command line), I enter my user name and password. The
KDE desktop background pictures appears.
At that point, all loading of the KDE environment appears to stop. No dialog
with a progress bar appears nor other widgets. Mouseclicks cause no
reaction, either left, middle, or right (3-button mouse) and I don't know how
to proceed. I did a three-finger salute (ctrl-alt-backspace) and had to
enter twm to start a kmail session.
I do not know why this works, but it did for me. I set gdm as the
default window manager (through dpkg-reconfigure kdm, stopped kdm
(/etc/init.d/kdm stop), started gdm (/etc/init.d/gdm start), logged in
to kde through it, logged out, reset kdm as the default window manager
(again through dpkg-reconfigure kdm), stopped gdm (/etc/init.d/gdm
stop), started kdm (/etc/init.d/kdm start) logged in and it worked. I
really have no idea why, but it did.