KDM won't allow login (not accepting password)

Tchize tchize at myrealbox.com
Tue Oct 3 07:45:41 BST 2006


Did you try installing kde-desktop? Also, in kdm, what is available in
menu -> session-type ?
This all looks to me like kdm is trying to start either a kde session
while kde is not fully installed or trying to load in another obscure
mode, but not in gnome mode.
Try to select another session type.

Scott a écrit :
> I had this problem months ago in Dapper (but never found a solution).
>
> Now I've decided to give it a go again in Edgy.
>
> Just like before I have both Ubuntu and Kubuntu installed.
>
> I've been using GDM but decided to switch to KDM.
>
> So I ....
>
> $ sudo dpkg-reconfigure kdm
>
> And selected KDM as my choice.
>
> Then I rebooted.  KDM appears.  I enter my name and password.  The
> screen blanks for a moment and  I'm returned to the KDM login screen.
>
> I try logging in again.  Same result.
>
> Just for heck of it.  I went into a virtual terminal, logged in and did
> $ sudo dpkg-reconfigure gdm
>
> and  I selected KDM.
>
> Then  I 
>
> $sudo dpkg-reconfigure KDM
>
> and I selected KDM.
>
> Then I rebooted.
>
> Nothing changed.  The problem remains.
>
> Then I tried.
>
> $apt-get remove gdm
>
> followed by
>
> $sudo dpkg --configure kdm.
>
> Then I rebooted.
>
> The problem still remained.
>
> I gave up and went back to GDM.
>
> Any idea what's causing this and/or how I can fix it?
>
> Thanks.
>   




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