KDE 4.1 won't start

David McGlone d.mcglone at att.net
Wed Aug 6 12:46:57 BST 2008

On Wednesday 06 August 2008 7:33:39 am Eric wrote:
> Bruce Marshall wrote:
> > 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 start
> >
> > and look for error messages.
> I'm not sure I understand. I booted up in text mode and I issued the
> command kdm. I got no response. No error message. Nothing changed in any
> way visibly. Is that the way you were suggesting I issue this command?

I haven't been following this thread very closely, but I wonder if anyone has 
suggested booting into text mode and renaming his .kde folder and then use 
the command startx

If kde starts then some configuration in .kde is messed up, if not he probably 
has a problem with his XOrg config.

David M.

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