gui login problem
errol at tzora.co.il
Fri Jan 6 05:06:22 UTC 2012
Hi Bruce, Mark, Uteck & Michael
I tried your previous suggestions.
Making a new KDE setup by removing the old one did nothing to change
the situation. The xorg.0 log was so long I couldn't understand anything
. The ls commands showed me that I was the owner. So I decided to do the
drastic thing. I copied my home drive to an external disk, reformatted
everything and now I can enter my Kubuntu with my gui name and password.
All that remains now is to get everything back the way I want it.
All this was done before seeing the new suggestions made in the letter
Thank you for all the help you provided, even though I didn't solve my
problem in a correct way, I learnt a lot.
On 06/01/2012 02:02, Michael Hirsch wrote:
> Looking at the X log file is a good idea. It sounds like it is trying
> to start KDE and something is failing. Since KDM starts up, your X
> should be working.
> When I've had this kind of problem I can often solve it by finding
> where in the login sequence things are failing. So, I think things
> start with /etc/kde4/kdm/Xsession and then to /etc/X11/Xsession. You
> can modify these programs to print log message to /tmp/mylog, then
> when logging in fails, look at the log and see what was happening.
> Start tracing this sequence until you find the problem.
> It will probably be easier to debug the startx command than KDE as
> that is a lot simpler. Create a simple .Xsession that opens an xterm
> and see what happens.
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