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

Kevin Krammer kevin.krammer at gmx.at
Mon Sep 11 19:47:27 UTC 2006

On Monday 11 September 2006 21:35, David Scriven wrote:
> NFW!
> New user - same problem
> failsafe term then startkde - no problems

The symptoms could indicate a difference in the environment when startkde is 
called from the login manager and when called from a shell.

Both methods you described as working involve a interactive shell, whereas the 
shell executing startkde from KDM or GDM is not interactive and might not 
have read the same environment configuration files.

Another possibility I can think of is a missing (not yet started) D-Bus 
session bus in the case of launching from the login manager. The distributor 
might have not added to all login manager startup routines

Do you use KDM or GDM or a different login manager?


Kevin Krammer <kevin.krammer at gmx.at>
Qt/KDE Developer, Debian User
Moderator: www.mrunix.de (German), www.qtcentre.org
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