[kde-linux] KDE fails to start

cwh chrishuggs at tiscali.co.uk
Wed Aug 3 16:39:06 UTC 2005

On Sunday 24 July 2005 07:22, andrew kar wrote:
> On Wednesday 20 July 2005 01:54, cwh wrote:
> > On entering my user name and password the log-in box disappears but
> > nothing else happens.
> Well one of your problems is that linux is going into a failsafe mode and
> loading probably the twm window manager which is why you get to manually
> place the outline etc. Instead of typing kde try typing startkde.

I tried "startkde" but that did not work- the response being 'Comand not 
> Your whole kdm login setup seems to be corrupt. I learnt a long time ago
> not to believe users who say they reformatted and reinstalled and it does
> the same thing. If that was true then either your install disks are corrupt
> or else everyone else would be having the same problem..

I plead guilty as charged- I wiped all the partitions except home.  Having now 
corrected this and re-installed all has come right.
> I advise you to reinstall including wiping your home and opt partitions if
> they are separate.

Many thanks for your helpful advice.



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