can not start any sessions from kdm
trevor.caira at gmail.com
Thu Mar 24 20:51:59 GMT 2005
On Mon, 21 Mar 2005 17:24:44 -0700, James Richard Tyrer <tyrerj at acm.org> wrote:
> LeVA wrote:
> > Hi!
> > I have kde-3.4, and in kdm I can choose from sessions 'default', 'custom',
> > 'kde' and 'failsafe'. All of these choises leads to one end: an xterm window
> > opens, and nothing more... I can start 'startkde' from that xterm window, and
> > than kde starts, and it is fully functionable, but it doesn't matter which
> > session I chose from kdm's dropdown list, I always end up with just an xterm
> > window instead of starting kde (or the apropriate, selected window manager).
> > I have XFree 4.3.0.dfsg.1-10 installed from debian sarge, but I've compiled
> > kde-3.4 myself, and it is in it's default dir (/usr/local/kde).
> > In my homedir:
> > .xinit -> .xinitrc
> > .xsession -> .xinitrc
> > $ cat .xinitrc
> > startkde
> > (^^^ this is for the "custom" session)
> > I can see from /usr/local/kde/share/config/kdm/Xsession file, that
> > choosing failsafe would start the xterm progeam only,
> > choosing custom is parsing my .xsession file, and
> > choosing default is starting /usr/local/kde/bin/startkde.
> > It seems, no matter what I choose, kdm always starts the failsafe mode, and
> > opens up an xterm window only.
> > I can not see any error messages in my kdm.log or XFree's log files (regarding
> > this issue).
> > I've installed xdm, to see if it works, but after typing my login name and
> > password, and hitting enter, my screen flickers, and I get back xdm again,
> > with cleared login name and password fields.
> > Can someone help me configuring my system right?
> Somehow the selection process in the Xsession script is failing.
> For debugging and as a temporary fix, add this line:
> exec startkde
> just ahead of the line:
> case $1 in
> Reboot and see if it works.
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I had the exact same problem until I upgraded to KDE 3.4
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