[kde-linux] Can't login via kde - hangs when "initializing peripherals"

David Scriven davidwriter at yahoo.com
Sat Sep 9 21:51:15 UTC 2006

I'm having problem on a machine which has been working well
until a week or so ago. Running Fedora Core 5 updated from 4 some 
months ago. Machine is kept up to date and currently has version
3.5.4 of kde, kernel 2.6.17-1.2174, nvidia card using the livna
version of the drivers, version 8774. 

When logging in under kde - it spends a long time at "Initializing
peripherals" then there is some message, which appears too briefly 
to be seen, the screen blanks and then returns to the login screen.

If I init 3, login via console & startx - kde works fine & goes through
the "initializing peripherals" section very rapidly.

I can login in under gnome - no problem.

If I try and login as root in kde, I find that any subsequent attempt
to login in (without a reboot) has problems because / has become
read-only, which I fix with a mount -o remount

I've tried deleting everything in /tmp & renaming ~/.kde - doesn't
help. Nothing has been changed in the physical setup of this machine
in years.

I'd be grateful for any help/advice as I have no idea what to do
next or where to look for the error as nothing seems to be logged.


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