[kde-linux] Problems logging in to KDE4

James Richard Tyrer tyrerj at acm.org
Tue May 6 05:10:45 UTC 2008

Rosalind Mitchell wrote:
> I tried installing KDE4 to evaluate under Kubuntu Hardy.
> I log in correctly at the usual prompt, selecting KDE4 as the chosen session.  
> A KDE4 splash screen appears.  The usual series of icons appears as it goes 
> through the motions of setting up, and then...
> Back to the login prompt.
To run KDE-4, a lot of environment variables need to be set to different 
values.  How are you accomplishing this?

To find the specific problem, login with Session Type = Failsafe.

Then in the Xterm run:

	startkde > user.log 2>&1

You might need the full path for 'startkde'.

Then examine user.log and see what went wrong.


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