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

David Scriven davidwriter at yahoo.com
Mon Sep 11 23:39:58 UTC 2006

--- Kevin Krammer <kevin.krammer at gmx.at> wrote:

> 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

My problem is that I don't know enough about KDE to
know where to look to determine if either of these
possibilities is true. Nor would I know what to do 
if they were!
> Do you use KDM or GDM or a different login manager?

I use the FC5 gui interface which (I presume) hands over to
whatever manager (KDM or GDM) that you choose (i.e. Gnome or 

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