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#1 2005-08-25 22:17:59

woogie
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From: Ottawa, ON
Registered: 2005-04-01
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Can no longer start KDE [Solved]

Hey everyone

My install of KDE just got borked. It goes through it's initialization process up to "Restoring Session", and then freezes at around 71% completion of that task. I've wiped out everything in /tmp, and removed everything in ~/.kde/share/config/session, but this behaviour still remains. Are there any other files I should be clearing out to get a "clean" start to KDE, and where should I look to for logged errors (couldn't find it in ~/.kde or /var/log)?

Thanks

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#2 2005-08-25 22:26:28

arooaroo
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Re: Can no longer start KDE [Solved]

I expect backing up and then removing ~/.kde might make things ultra-clean.

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#3 2005-08-25 22:39:05

T-Dawg
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From: Wilmington, NC
Registered: 2005-01-29
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Re: Can no longer start KDE [Solved]

If your using kdm login manager you could take a look at /var/log/kdm.log. If removing your ~/.kde folder as arooaroo mentioned doesn't work it may be a network issue. This hang-up has happened to me before from improperly configured iptables rules. Also make sure hostname is set up properly in /etc/hosts.

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#4 2005-08-25 23:21:51

woogie
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From: Ottawa, ON
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Re: Can no longer start KDE [Solved]

Alright, I'm not using KDM so no easy log there.

I backed up ~/.kde to ~/.notkde
I eventually found out that there was a problem with a file in ~/.kde/share/config which starts with a k. I've further narrowed that problem down to a file that starts with k[v-z]. I'll fill in the suspect file in a bit - right now my desktop is back to the way it should be, so I'm happy wink

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#5 2005-08-26 01:05:53

arooaroo
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Re: Can no longer start KDE [Solved]

Great.

Could be handy if you edit the title of this thread to add a "[solved]" tag - useful for those searching in the future.

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