[kde-solaris] unable to get to KDE desktop after logging in

Nilesh Parmar parmar.nilesh at gmail.com
Mon Jun 26 07:00:07 CEST 2006

Hi Lars and Stefen,
Thanks a lot for taking the time to help me troubleshoot my problem. As Lars
mentioned, I executed the pkgchk command. I got the same output.

# pkgchk -v  KDEkderuntime-343

However, I am unable to locate any startkde.out file in the /tmp directory
:(. Have I missed anything ?


On 6/26/06, Stefan Teleman <steleman at nyc.rr.com> wrote:
> On Saturday 24 June 2006 09:56, Nilesh Parmar wrote:
> > Hello Everybody,
> >      I tried to install KDE on my Solaris 10 Ultra Sparc box. I
> > followed all the instructions that were described on
> > http://solaris.kde.org/instructions.php page. I installed all the
> > binary packages and patches as described here. I also managed to
> > get "KDE 3.4.332-bit [en_US.UTF-8]" display in the Sessions menu.
> >
> > However, after I select this, I am unable to get to the KDE
> > desktop. I get a blue screen (as described in the installation
> > instructions) but after a few seconds I am taken back the  login
> > screen. I do not get the Konfigurator as described in the
> > instructions.  I however am able to log on to CDE and JDS (which
> > were preinstalled). I  do not get any error messages. Everything
> > else seems to work on Solaris except the KDE desktop.
> >
> > I'm not sure what is going wrong. Is there any way to troubleshoot
> > this problem ? Any log files that can help me ? I'm not a Solaris
> > expert, but I can just work my way through. It would be great if
> > anyone can help me troubleshoot this.
> Hi.
> Sorry for the delay in answering -- i was out of town this weekend and
> with no email.
> If you can email me privately the log file
> in /tmp/${USER}-startkde.out i can probably help.
> As Lars suggested, please make sure you have
> installed /usr/lib/libsunmath.so.1 if it was not already present on
> your system.
> --Stefan
> --
> Stefan Teleman          'Nobody Expects the Spanish Inquisition'
> steleman at nyc.rr.com                          -Monty Python
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