KDE not starting up anymore at all
Jeff.Donsbach at hp.com
Wed Dec 11 19:20:14 GMT 2002
To add to my own response,
I just tried killing the "kdeinit: kcmin +knotify" process below and the login continued. However, the KDE panel was missing most of it's icons.
Ok, so what does "kcmin" do and why might the login be hanging because of it?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Donsbach, Jeff
> Sent: Wednesday, December 11, 2002 2:14 PM
> To: kde at mail.kde.org
> Subject: Re: [kde] KDE not starting up anymore at all
> Daniel ,
> I just subscribed to this list in hopes of finding an answer
> to what sounds like almost exactly the same problem! This
> started happening for me about 2 days ago. I am running KDE
> 3.03 on Tru64 UNIX (so I guess it is a platform independent
> issue). Maybe we can compare notes and figure this out. I
> even tried reinstalling KDE but no dice. The Splash screen
> gets to "Initializing Peripherals" and then just hangs. The
> Splash panel itself goes away after about a minute but the
> system just sits there in a half logged in state that you
> can't get out of.
> I am able to log in from another terminal when things "hang"
> and there are a bunch of "kdeinit" processes hanging around
> but I can't tell which one is the problem -
> USER PID %CPU %MEM VSZ RSS TTY S STARTED
> TIME COMMAND
> donsbach 35715 2.0 0.5 33.2M 2.3M ?? S 14:05:29
> 0:06.26 kdeinit: kded +knotify
> donsbach 35730 1.3 0.1 2.63M 384K pts/1 S 14:09:02
> 0:00.07 -csh (csh)
> donsbach 35719 0.0 0.5 33.9M 2.4M ?? S 14:05:34
> 0:00.76 kdeinit: kcmin +knotify
> donsbach 35712 0.0 0.2 31.5M 968K ?? S 14:05:29
> 0:00.06 kdeinit: klaun +knotify
> donsbach 35708 0.0 0.2 31.3M 800K ?? S 14:05:28
> 0:00.10 kdeinit: Start +knotify
> donsbach 35707 0.0 0.7 30.4M 3.6M ?? S 14:05:25
> 0:00.58 kdeinit +kcminit +knotify
> donsbach 35703 0.0 0.1 30.7M 720K ?? S 14:05:28
> 0:00.07 kdeinit: dcops +knotify
> donsbach 35656 0.0 0.0 2.26M 216K ?? S 14:05:19
> 0:00.05 /usr/local/kde303/bin/prngd -n -m 0777 -c /usr/local/kde303
> donsbach 35620 0.0 0.0 2.53M 232K ?? I 14:05:14
> 0:00.13 /usr/local/kde303/bin/startkde.kde22
> I suspect it is "kded" since it is the only one getting any
> CPU time. But, I have no idea what that does and my install
> has no debugging information compiled in, so attaching the
> debugger isn't telling me much either.
> Anyone else seen this problem and/or know what might be
> causing it? I can't find any log file on my system with an
> error messages of value.
> Jeff Donsbach
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