Unable to start up KDE due to hanging with a black desktop and movable mouse cursor.

Phillip Pi ant at zimage.com
Mon Nov 19 08:49:04 GMT 2007

> > http://pastebin.ca/783609 for the results. It looks like it can't
> > connect to X server at the last few lines? How can that be? Gnome worked
> > with X.
> Yes, strange.
> Is your loopback device up?
> Is your hostname resolvable, i.e. can you
> ping $HOSTNAME

$ ping $HOSTNAME
PING localhost.localdomain ( 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from localhost.localdomain ( icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 
time=0.061 ms
64 bytes from localhost.localdomain ( icmp_seq=2 ttl=64 
time=0.048 ms

--- localhost.localdomain ping statistics ---
2 packets transmitted, 2 received, 0% packet loss, time 999ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 0.048/0.054/0.061/0.009 ms

So yes. And in case you got confused with the list of IP addresses and 
domain names in the log -- it is because I have a hosts file that blocks 
bad sites. I tried removing it and retrying KDE. It made no differences. 
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