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Re: trouble installing kde

On Thu, 03 Jun 2004 23:04:30 -0500, Kent West <westk@acu.edu> 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
> >like:
> >
> >
> [errors]
> 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
> "startx".
> If that doesn't work, the problem is with X, not KDE.
> If that does work, then try installing KDE; "apt-get install kde".
> --
> Kent

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?

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