[kde-linux] Can't login via kde - hangs when "initializing peripherals"
davidwriter at yahoo.com
Mon Sep 11 19:35:28 UTC 2006
New user - same problem
failsafe term then startkde - no problems
removing files in /var/tmp & /tmp -didn't help
removing font-cache-1 & ~/.ICEauthority didn't help
I'm stumped - anybody have any idea what to do next?
(other than a clean reinstall of FC5).
--- David Scriven <davidwriter at yahoo.com> wrote:
> No one can login via KDE, but I haven't tried creating
> a new user. There is no ~/.xsession-errors file under any
> I'll try your other ideas tomorrow.
> --- Andrew Walbran <qwandor at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Sunday 10 September 2006 9:51 am, David Scriven wrote:
> > > 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
> > > peripherals" then there is some message, which appears too
> > > to be seen, the screen blanks and then returns to the login
> > >
> > > 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 -
> > > 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
> > You could try looking in ~/.xsession-errors*.
> > Try deleting or renaming ~/.fonts.cache-1, ~/.ICEauthority, and
> > perhaps any
> > relevant files under /var/tmp/. Also, check for any files under
> > home
> > directory which are not owned by you.
> > Can other users on the same machine log in? What about if you
> > a
> > completely new user?
> > Another idea to try is to login to the 'failsafe' session, type
> > 'startkde',
> > and watch for any helpful messages.
> > --
> > Andrew Walbran
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