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 14:50:02 GMT 2007

> 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)

Check this out on the newsgroup (just replied to him to come to this 
mailing list thread to help us):

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: KDE stucked when it started
Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2007 15:20:06 +0100
From: Qiuye Wang <qiuyew at gmail.com>
Organization: linux.* mail to news gateway
Newsgroups: linux.debian.maint.kde

Hello list,

i've upgraded some programs yesterday, and then the kde stop to work.
With startx i could see the cursor of the X, but after that, the
cursor of kde shows up and that's it, nothing more happens.

As far as i could remember, i have upgraded some k* programs, as well
as the hal. I had to remove the kde* and have also installed wmaker as
my windows manager, and it works without any problem. But if i
reinstall the kde-core and so on (that means there are to
window-managers on my system) the wmaker stop to work either. 

Now i am totally confused, i don't know what has caused the whole

Can anyone give me some hints?

KDE 3.5.7??
Thinkpad T60 with ATI x1400 128M
Driver: fglrx-driver 8.40.4-2
Linux version 2.6.22-2-686
Debian GNU/Linux lenny/sid

See, ATI! Hmm!
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