kde problem on gutsy

Martin Walshe plasticman3327 at gmail.com
Fri Oct 26 11:40:36 BST 2007


Are you able to create a new user and log into that account?

Marty.

On 10/26/07, pkaplan1 at comcast.net <pkaplan1 at comcast.net> wrote:
>
> I just did a mostly clean install of gutsy.  As in previous "upgrades", I
> allowed the installer to reformat / partition while leaving intact the /home
> partition.  Thus all my user directories are preserved intact.  Now however,
> I can't login to one of my user accounts through kdm.  After entering the
> username and password, I get an error window (an unadorned X dialog box)
> telling me that startkdeconfig won't run (don't recall the exact
> wording).  After selecting the OK button to clear the dialog box, the system
> thinks for a few seconds and then dumps me back to the kdm login screen.  I
> can login to the same account using another window manager, and I've tried
> renaming the .kde directory, but no luck, I still can't get this account to
> start kde.  Since I'm writing this from another (new to gutsy) account,
> there's nothing apparently wrong with the kde installation.
>
> Any ideas how to get back to kde on the first account?
> Paul
>
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