[kde-linux] KDE logs?

Kevin Krammer kevin.krammer at gmx.at
Wed May 14 16:29:51 UTC 2008

On Wednesday 14 May 2008, Paulo Jorge de O. C. de Matos wrote:
> My last reply was incorrect.
> It seems that .xsession-errors is replaced each time a new xsession is
> started. Anyway, I am getting this:
> kdeinit4: preparing to launch /usr/kde/4.0/lib64/kde4/libexec/kconf_update
> kdeinit4: preparing to launch /usr/kde/4.0/bin/kcminit_startup
> kcminit(557)/kdecore (KLocale) KLocalePrivate::initEncoding:  Defaulting to
> ISO 8859-1 encoding. kdeinit4: preparing to launch
> /usr/kde/4.0/bin/ksmserver
> ksmserver(560)/kdecore (KLocale) KLocalePrivate::initEncoding:  Defaulting
> to ISO 8859-1 encoding. ksmserver: Unknown option 'replace'.
> ksmserver: Use --help to get a list of available command line options.
> startkde: Shutting down...
> klauncher: Exiting on signal 1
> startkde: Running shutdown scripts...
> Agent pid 529 killed
> startkde: Done.
> Problem is I have _no_ idea why is kdeinit4 calling ksmserver
> incorrectly. Indeed replace is no option for ksmserver so I am really
> without a clue but I shall assume this happened before or should be
> easily reproducible/trackable.

Hmm, --replace sounds like an option of KWin and other window managers.

Looking at startkde, it has a line like this
kwrapper4 ksmserver $KDEWM

So my guess is that for whatever reason KDEWM is set to "--replace", i.e. 
missing the actual window manager.

Probably a left over from a trial of compiz?


Kevin Krammer, KDE developer, xdg-utils developer
KDE user support, developer mentoring
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