[kde-freebsd] KDE4.2 on 7.1 RELEASE fails to log in

Andy Fawcett andy at athame.co.uk
Wed Feb 18 19:28:21 CET 2009

On Wednesday 18 February 2009 20:22:09 Marcel Flores wrote:
> Hello List!
> I just did a fresh install of 7.1, loaded up KDE4.2, the Nvidia
> driver, compiz-fusion and a few other odds and ends. Life was good
> the first time I logged in (though I couldn't get compiz to start,
> but I'm not really concerned about that), so I installed a few more
> things (Pidgin, Thunderbird, Firefox, yakuake, etc), got to
> personalizing my settings, etc. Anyway, I had to shut down and reboot
> (for entirely unrelated reasons), and when it came back up, KDM will
> no longer log me in. I type my password, the loading bar appears,
> goes about halfway, the screen flashes to black, and I am back at the
> KDM login window. Any idea what might be causing this, or where I
> might be able to find the appropriate logs to get an idea what might
> be happening?
> Some notes:
> -The dbus daemon is enabled and running
> -hald is enabled and running
> -I have a hostname set
> -There are no errors appearing in TTY0 (Previously I have had this
> happen when hald was not on).
> Any thoughts? Thank you very much for any help!

If you installed it from your normal user with sudo, check the 
permissions on your ~/.kde directory. I've seen it owned by root in the 

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