KDM not working.
James Richard Tyrer
tyrerj at acm.org
Tue Oct 14 08:39:32 BST 2003
Guy G wrote:
> I have installed KDE 3.1.4 from source. When I run KDM (either from boot,
> or from the console) it works OK, until I try to login. Whichever user I
> try with, I get the message:
> Critical error
> Please see KDM log for more information or contact your system
> I have looked in /var/log/kdm.log and it has nothing unusual in. It is just
> the standard message displayed when starting X. /var/log/XFree86.0.log also
> has run as usual. KDM doesn't crash, it just won't let me log in.
> If I login from the console, and use startx (kde is started from an xinit
> file), KDE runs perfectly.
> Could anyone help with this matter?
Since KDE runs with: "statx" the problem must be confined to KDM and its
configuration. NOTE FYI, the configuration and scripts for KDM are not the
same as those for: "startx".
That first thing to do is login at a console as root and execute:
and see what happens.
Also, open the Control Center and check:
System Administration => Login Manager
Enter: "Administrator Mode" and see if it looks OK.
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