Continuing problem (not) running kde3 from kdm
James Richard Tyrer
tyrerj at acm.org
Tue Mar 9 09:46:47 GMT 2004
Steve King wrote:
>>>If I log on through kdm, instead of getting the desktop I get what I
>>>think is an xterm window.
>>This is a common problem apparently caused by a misunderstanding of what
>>happens after you login in the KDM GUI login dialog.
>>What happens, and absolutely all that happens, is that an: "Xsession"
>>script is called. It is called just as if you called it with a command:
>> Xsession <session type>
>>where "<session type>" is the *exact* string that you selected in the
>>dialog list box: "Session type". KDM does not call: "~/.xsession" and
>>using an: "~/.xsession" script is *NOT* the proper way to specify your
>>desktop with KDM.
>>So, the problem is that your: "Xsession" script is running (otherwise you
>>wouldn't get any X session at all) but it is failing to execute: "startkde".
> I have 2 Xsession files:
> If when I am in that xterm(?) window, I type Xsession, then I get file not
> found. If type the full path then sure enough up comes KDE. This happens
> without me passing an argument to it. The 2 scripts seem to do something
> slightly differently because the background behaves slightly differently just
> before my desktop shows up.
> Have I maybe got something missing that tells kdm where to find Xsession?
> Remember that if my chooser is xdm, then KDE comes up OK; I imagine that is
> running the /etc/X11/xdm/Xsession? But who knows...
> By the way, the "xterm" window is always named after the session I chose in
> kdm, eg "kde3", "/opt/kde3/bin/startkde", or whatever, so that parameter is
> getting picked up by kdm in some way.
There should be a line in your: "$KDEDIR/share/config/kdm/kdmrc" file:
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