startkde hang - initializing system services

Steve King stevenking66 at
Sat Mar 8 17:03:06 GMT 2003

On Saturday 08 March 2003 3:02 pm, Acheron wrote:

> On first startup, I get the region, theme, graphic setting box.  That's
> fine.  Then the splash screen pops up.  Gets past setting up IPC, but
> chokes on 'Initializing System Services'.  

The only time I've had anything like that happen, it was because I had set up 
some over-strict firewall rules in iptables. I had forgotten to allow the 
loopback thing to use IP. That is used by something in the KDE desktop (I'm 
no expert), and KDE start up "jammed" at Initializing System Services, just 
as you describe. I never had the patience to wait and see what happened next. 
Amending my firewall rules to allow loopback traffic did the trick.  I cannot 
exactly remember the IP address of the loopback - is it maybe?

May or may not be what is happening to you.


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