KDE Won't Start, Gnome, XFCE will
ejazzkatt at gmail.com
Sun Dec 21 19:53:29 UTC 2008
Nigel Henry wrote:
> On Sunday 21 December 2008 16:23, Eric wrote:
>> Nigel Henry wrote:
>>> On Sunday 21 December 2008 13:17, Eric wrote:
>>>> I have Ubuntu 8.10 installed and I assume XFCE was installed when I
>>>> installed Ubuntu. They both start and run fine on my PC. I also
>>>> installed KDE. KDE will not start. I have booted into a terminal even
>>>> and tried to get it to start from there. I get an error that says
>>>> "Nvidia OpenGL driver requires CPUs with SSE to run." This seems strange
>>>> to me since Gnome and XFCE will run.
>>>> Mandriva One which uses KDE 4.1 will also run on this same computer.
>>>> Any idea what the problem might be or why the Nvidia drivers are ok for
>>>> everything I've tried except KDE on Ubuntu? I would prefer to run KDE.
>>> I have both Ubuntu, and Kubuntu 8.10 installed. It could be that you are
>>> missing some KDE components, which may explain why it won't start. I've
>>> just fires up Kubuntu, and there is a list of my installed KDE packages
>>> kdm (may not need that, as you have gdm as display manager)
>>> All the best.
>> Thanks Nigel. I'll check to see if I have this stuff installed.
> I had stopped scrolling down on Synaptic, when I hit send, and now see a bunch
> more packages. Most are individual KDE apps, but I also see the following.
> Bear in mind that this is on my Kubuntu 8.10 install, and I havn't tried
> installing KDE on the Ubuntu 8.10, as I want to leave it as original as
> possible, for the odd times that I try to help out with sound related
> I'll have to fire up Ubuntu 8.10, and see if the same KDE packages are
> available as I listed above, including the first lot I posted.
I had tried to run Miro and it would open and then immediately close.
When I ran it from the command line it gave me the same error I
mentioned above,"Nvidia Open GL driver requires CPUs with SSE to run"
I uninstalled the Nvidia drivers when I saw that. KDE now boots. I
haven't tried Gnome or XFCE or Miro yet.
I still thinks it's interesting that Gnome and XFCE would run while KDE
> All the best.
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