KDM doesn't want to start KDE

Joerg Stadermann jstadermann at gmxpro.de
Mon Sep 10 09:20:07 BST 2007

On Samstag 08 September 2007, Stepan Yakovenko wrote:
> Hello!
> Would you be so kind to help me with KDM? I have no problems
> with running KDE via startx, but I can't start working using
> KDM. KDM starts, I input my login and password, I get a black
> screen for a few seconds (something seems to be loading) but
> after that KDM restarts and asks me for password again. How can
> I fix that?
> I attach my /var/log/kdm.log for your convenience.
> Thank you in advance.
> Stepan Yakovenko.

Which distro?

What's the contents of your 
$KDEDIR/share/apps/sessions/kde.desktop file? Do the "Exec" 
and "TryExec" lines match the path to your startkde command?

How do you start KDM? Do you switch to runlevel 4 or 5 or do you 
start kdm from console?


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