[kde-linux] KDE suddenly refuses to start
ynnor at mm.st
Mon Mar 9 14:03:49 UTC 2009
On one legacy system, I'm still running KDE 2. This worked fine so far, but one day,
after rebooting, when I did a startx, KDE refuses to start under my account. I can
see that the X server gets initialized, but no sign of anything looking like KDE.
Instead I find myself back on the command line. No error message on the screen.
I had a look at $HOME/.X.err, but I can only see the usual stuff until it says
and then "waiting for X server to shutdown".
>From this I conclude that the problem is with KDE, not with X.
I was looking for KDE specific log files, and I thought KDE would log something
somewhere below $HOME/.kde, but there are no logfiles under that directory.
Next I did a su root and started KDE, and this worked well, so it can't be that
the KDE installation itself got broken.
Any idea where I could look further for analyzing the problem?
Ronald Fischer <ronaldf at eml.cc>
+ If a packet hits a pocket on a socket on a port,
+ and the bus is interrupted and the interrupt's not caught,
+ then the socket packet pocket has an error to report.
+ (cited after Peter van der Linden)
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