Kubuntu won't run kdm or kdm-kde4

Eugene Tretyak etretyak at gmail.com
Mon Apr 14 10:35:20 UTC 2008


I think something wrong with init.d scripts links..

Try to run

$ sudo ln -s /etc/init.d/kdm /etc/rc2.d/S13kdm
$ sudo ln -s /etc/init.d/kdm-kde4 /etc/rc2.d/S99kdm-kde4

And reboot.

Hope this helps you.


On 14/04/2008, John DeCarlo <johndecarlo at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I haven't been able to Google the right set of terms for this, though I
> tried.
> Sometime after I installed a beta or alpha of Hardy, with KDE4, I stopped
> being able to get the graphical login.
>  After I log on, 'startx' works just fine and everything is OK, more or
> less.
> However, kdm isn't running.
> If I try sudo /etc/init.d/kdm or kdm-kde4, I get the same answer:
> "Not starting K Display Manager (kdm-kde4); it is not the default display
> manager."
> So I run dpkg-reconfigure kdm and it lets me choose either kdm or kdm-kde4.
> But either way, it doesn't let me start kdm.
> Any ideas?
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> John DeCarlo, My Views Are My Own
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