[Bug 288835] Re: kubuntu-kde4-desktop 8.04 -> 8.10 upgrade changes session name

Alexandre Dutra alexdut at gmail.com
Sat Nov 15 23:46:01 UTC 2008

*** This bug is a duplicate of bug 287488 ***

I was experiencing the same problems after an upgrade from kde4 hardy to intrepid. Though I'm not sure this bug is a duplicate of #287488, since I never had gnome nor GDM installed, and besides, in my case the login fails with absolutely NO error messages displayed.
Anyway, it turns out that the problem for me was that, although the alternative used for x-session-manager was correctly set:

$ sudo update-alternatives --list  x-session-manager

... the symlink still pointed to the old value:

$ ls -lah /etc/alternatives/x-session-manager
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 17 2008-11-16 00:22 /etc/alternatives/x-session-manager -> /usr/lib/kde4/bin/startkde

A simple "sudo update-alternatives --set  x-session-manager
/usr/bin/startkde" did the trick and now everything works fine for me.

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