KDE 4.3.4 cannot start

Duncan 1i5t5.duncan at cox.net
Sat Jan 9 06:41:30 GMT 2010

Sagara Wijetunga posted on Fri, 08 Jan 2010 22:46:37 +0800 as excerpted:

> Here are my side info:
> HAL-0.5.13, Xorg 7.5, Qt-4.6.0, 32-bit x86, OS: FreeBSD 7.2 (Tomahawk
> Desktop).
> Its only plasma-desktop crash. After the plasma-desktop crash, I can
> press Alt-F2 and run krunner, from there I can select and run konsole.
> The konsole screen appear but goes off, konsole does not crash. Since
> konsole disappear, I cannot run anything any further.

I have no idea about FreeBSD or Tomahawk, as I rather prefer the down-to-
the-user freedoms of the GPLs, so haven't messed with the BSDs on 
principle.  They're still my free software bretheren and I respect them 
for that (unlike the proprietaryware folks, who won't respect my rights 
as an intelligent human, so I respect them about as I would a slave 
trader trying to ship me off... for the damage they can do and that's 
pretty much it), but it's not my personal choice...

But hal-0.5.13... probably isn't an issue.  Xorg shouldn't be either, as 
it seems to be running fine.  But it's narrowly possible qt-4.6.0 has 
other issues on the BSDs -- it's new enough, not all of them might be 
well known, yet.

And another thing that's different.  I could run most apps including kde 
apps, all the ones I tried, certainly, just not plasma-desktop.  Thus, 
konsole ran and stayed open just fine.  So your problem seems to be 
different enough from mine, it's probably not related at all.

Question:  Do you have any other x-terminal type apps installed that 
could be used in place of konsole?  What about xorg's own, xterm?  
There's a number of other reasonably light dependency ones as well, rxvt, 
mrxvt, aterm, etc.  If you can get one running, and I bet you can with 
little trouble, you can try running konsole and/or plasma-desktop from 
it, and see what happens.  Of course, I'm not sure whether the others 
ensure that the correct environment is there to support kde apps, but 
that should be reasonably easy to fix, if necesary.

Duncan - List replies preferred.   No HTML msgs.
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