Problem with KDM

James Richard Tyrer tyrerj at
Sat Dec 21 05:20:06 GMT 2002

David Findlay wrote:
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> I've suddenly had a problem with KDM. For some reason the login box is now 
> showing 50 feet wide, and with no text on it. All I did last night was 
> shutdown as per usual, when I started this morning this happened. Anyone know 
> how to fix it?

Sorry that I don't have an exact fix.  I have had a similar problem and it was a font problem.

Have you recently installed or upgraded FontConfig, Xft, or FreeType2?

Can you boot to the console and start KDE with: "startx"?


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