Re: trouble installing kde
On Thu, 03 Jun 2004 23:04:30 -0500, Kent West <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Ignatz Sol wrote:
> >I'm sure that I'm just suffering from newbitis and I apologize. I'm
> >trying to install kde on sarge. I have done apt-get kde. I have the
> >first 4 cds and everything installed with no problem and only a few
> >items required to download. When I tried startkde I got something
> Try something other than KDE to get started.
> "apt-get install icewm"
> then create/edit ~/.xinitrc and put the single line "icewm" in and then
> If that doesn't work, the problem is with X, not KDE.
> If that does work, then try installing KDE; "apt-get install kde".
I just found on the kde site that you are not supposed to start kde
with the command "startkde". You are supposed to start it with
"startx" and edit ~/.xinitrc to say "startkde". This did seem to do
something and the screen blanked and tried to start, but then came
back to terminal with some X errors. It was a screenfull and I didn't
write them down. Is there a way to copy text in the console?
So I'm thinking that it's a problem with X. I will go back and try
icewm and see what happens. If it is a problem with X, how the heck
do I diagnose it? Where do I start?