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

Phillip Pi ant at zimage.com
Tue Nov 20 14:43:24 GMT 2007

> > $ startkde
> > startkde: Starting up...
> > ICE default IO error handler doing an exit(), pid = 12634, errno = 95
> > ICE default IO error handler doing an exit(), pid = 12636, errno = 0
> > WARNING: DCOP communication problem!
> > kdeinit: Communication error with launcher. Exiting!
> >
> > <<I hit my enter key a few times (was frustrated) in Gnome terminal and
> > it threw more messages in Gnnome terminal; I couldn't reproduce this
> > through startx though and I don't know if these are valid and useful
> > errors to us>>
> Hmm.
> When you launch a KDE application stand-alone, can you check if dcopserver is 
> running?

http://pastebin.ca/790624 for the ps aux and lsof results.

> > > Lets hope we can crack it :)
> >
> > Good morning (from my side)! We better. I am going to cry if I have to
> > use another WM!! Gnome is driving me nuts. :(
> There is a Debian bug report [1] about this now.
> I am going to submit the archive reference of this thread and the one from 
> kde-linux as additional information.


> Would be interesting to know if non-nvidia users are experiencing this as 
> well, IIRC so far all reporters seem to use NVidia cards (with different 
> drivers though)

Well, I used VESA and the latest NVIDIA beta drivers earlier and that 
still hung. See http://lists.kde.org/?l=kde&m=119545844030596&w=2 for 
details. http://lists.kde.org/?t=119527809700002&r=1&w=2 is the whole 
mailing archive with my thread.
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