KDE3 does not start when using KDM from KDE3

Steve King stevenking66 at yahoo.co.uk
Sun Dec 7 18:57:08 GMT 2003

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I have SUSE 7.3 installed, which came with KDE2. Upgraded with KDE3.4 RPMs, 
which all went fine. 

If I use the KDE2 version of the KDM chooser, then I can choose to log into a 
KDE3 session with no problems, except I cannot control the chooser with 
KControl and I do not get the "Start new session" option.

But if I use the KDE3 version of the KDM chooser (by 
editing /etc/init.d/kdmrc), when I try to logon to KDE3, the chooser goes 
away like normal but all I get in its place is a window with the title 
"Default" and the XSystem icon in the title bar. There are no error messages, 
just a prompt. The background on the rest of the screen is the chooser 
background, not my desktop background. If I type kde3 
or /opt/kde3/bin/startkde, I get the "KDE3 starting up" splash and I get into 
my desktop.

I've looked at the /opt/kde3/share/config/Xsession and at ~/.xsession. All 
seem OK and if I change things in them, the changes have no effect.

I could continue to use the KDE2 KDM chooser, but it is less pretty to look 
at, I cannot control it from KControl, and I do not get the option to "Statr 
another session".

Any ideas?


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