[kde-linux] KDE fails to start

Pollywog linux-kde at shadypond.com
Wed Aug 3 20:02:04 UTC 2005

On 08/03/2005 04:39 pm, cwh wrote:
> 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
> recognised'

Make certain that if startkde exists, that it is in your PATH.  I don't know 
how you installed KDE but when I compiled it (rather than install from debs), 
it ended up in /usr/local/kde/bin which was not in my PATH, so I had to add 
that to my PATH to get KDE to start.


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