kde doesn't start :(

James Richard Tyrer tyrerj at acm.org
Mon May 29 14:39:04 BST 2006

tasos wrote:
> hello people and nice to meet you.i have asked for
> help in irc but no luck.suddenly i tried to start kde
> as a normal user but it didn't.i created a new user
> and kde started.it also starts as root.
> i have no EE in my log file.i tried to copy .kde from
> another simple user and nothing happened.
> what can i do please?i need my desktop.btw by mistake
> i deleted my .kde in the process of making it work but
> it doesn't bother me.

You might have a socket problem or a problem with your: 
"/tmp/kde-<user>" directory.

With the KDE Session NOT running:

Try deleting the contents of the directory:


and all files in:


and restart.


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