KDE3 does not start when using KDM from KDE3
James Richard Tyrer
tyrerj at acm.org
Tue Dec 9 13:11:53 GMT 2003
Steve King wrote:
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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".
Your install of KDM is screwed.
The most likely problem is that you are not using the "Xsession" script.
Do you have "Session=" set correctly in: "kdmrc", it should be in the: "[X-*-Core]"
section. If you don't have this set, it will just start an Xterm.
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