KDE 4.1 won't start

Bruce Marshall bmarsh at bmarsh.com
Mon Aug 4 22:56:36 UTC 2008

On Monday 04 August 2008, Eric wrote:
> I just upgraded from 6.06 LTS to 8.04.1. I installed KDE 4.1. When I try
> to start it the screen says KDE 4.1 and then it shows graphically the
> different processes are shown loading. It gets all the way to the "K"
> and then it goes back to the login screen.
> Any ideas?

This can sometime happen of KDE can't write to the home directory...  or some 
other spot that is necessary to write to.

Look through your log files or try starting kdm from a CLI.   /etc/init.d/kdm 

and look for error messages.

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