[kde-linux] kdm problems and alternatives
rdalek1967 at gmail.com
Sun Apr 4 06:42:26 UTC 2010
Dr.-Ing. Edgar Alwers wrote:
> I have experienced problems after upgrading kdebase-workspace to 4.4.1: kdm
> does not more start kde, but pops up a window with a message "fatal error,
> consult your administrator". Neither kdm.log, nor Xorg.log messages are
> different from those reported during normal operation. As I did not change
> anything besides building and installing again workspace, I presume a)
> kdebase-workspace-4.4.1 has a bug, or b) something related with authorization
> is stopping the process. ( all other KDE components where already upgraded to
> 4.4.1 )
> I could not fix this problem. But there is an alternative login manager, slim (
> simple login manager ), http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/SLIM. SLIM is easy
> to build (KDE-4.4 users: see patch ) and very easy to configure. It is
> independent from GNOME or KDE.
> Disregarding the origin of the problems, there are a lot of complains about
> kdm not being able to start KDE. SLIM could be a good alternative.
> (linux from scratch )
I don't know if this is related or not but I noticed this little
interesting problem. If log out of KDE, let it get back to a kdm screen
and then do a ctrl alt backspace, kdm completely dies or at least
appears to. It takes me back to a console. If I switch back to where
kdm would be, ctrl alt F7, all I see is a cursor at the top.
The only way to restart it is to go to a console and restart the init
script. I don't know if this is related to your problem or not but it
seems to have started with my 4.4.1 upgrade. Sort of different but may
This is sort of odd.
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