[kde-solaris] Solaris 9 64 bit startup problem

robert_kislin at bankone.com robert_kislin at bankone.com
Thu Aug 28 16:28:52 CEST 2003

Thanks for the information, but the issue is not setting up dtlogin to
work with KDE.  I have that set up fine.  As KDE begins to load after
logging in, ksplash comes up, but it crashes just after starting to load
the desktop.  I keep getting ICE IO failures.  I'm not certain where it is
happening, but kdesktop does not load.

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Subject:        Re: [kde-solaris] Solaris 9 64 bit startup problem

robert_kislin at bankone.com wrote:
> Okay...After much tweeking and prodding, I have been successful in
> compiling KDE 3.1.3 for 64 bit Solaris 9.  Now, can someone please tell
> how to get it to start up?  I am able to force it to start from within
> by removing the shutdown lines in startkde.  As startkde runs it crashes
> with an ICE fatal IO error when it tries to bring up kwin.  At that
> I can bring up KDE by manually running kwin, kdesktop and kicker.  I can
> get KDE to start up fine if I use dtwm as my window manager, but that
> completely defeats the purpose.  If I try to start KDE from dtlogin, it
> crashes back to the login screen.  The problem appears to be in the way
> that kwin is called.  I cannot give more info as I do not get any
> error message except for the ICE fatal IO.  Has anyone been successful
> compiling KDE for Solaris 9 64 bit using gcc?


  If you install the KDE3.0 package on the SUN Companion freeware cd
you will find the directory  /opt/sfw/kde/dtlogin.

This directory contains an install script  and some definitionfiles
for dtlogin.

Edit these files so that they point to the directory where you have
KDE.  Then run the install script. This will install your KDE environment
as a Session to be startable by dtlogin.

I cant copy the files to the mailinglist since they are copyrighted by

$ pwd
$ ls -l
total 354
-r-xr-xr-x   1 root     bin          518 Feb  8  2003 install-dtlogin
-r--r--r--   1 root     bin        44525 Feb  8  2003 KDElogo.bm
-r--r--r--   1 root     bin       117487 Feb  8  2003 KDElogo.pm
-r--r--r--   1 root     bin          377 Feb  8  2003 README.dtlogin
-r--r--r--   1 root     bin          467 Feb  8  2003 Xresources.kde
-r-xr-xr-x   1 root     bin          864 Feb  8  2003 Xsession.kde
-r-xr-xr-x   1 root     bin          493 Feb  8  2003 Xsession.kde2

Lars Tunkrans

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