KDE not starting up anymore at all

Jesper Juhl jju at dif.dk
Wed Dec 11 19:27:00 GMT 2002

Donsbach, Jeff wrote:

> 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
> 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.

Just an idea; to get an idea about what program is causing the problem you
could try starting X with nothing except a single xterm window and then try
starting things manually one at a time.

/Jesper Juhl
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