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Sunday, November 6th 2005, 4:10pm

Help - I cannot start kdm / kde

Hi, I'm a newbie with Debian Sarge. I recently made updates with aptitude, and now my KDE won't start!

Startup goes normal until it runs KDM. Instead of going to the graphic login page, I get a text login and password request. I can login with my user name or as root, but I cannot run the KDE desktop.

I've tried

# /etc/init.d/kdm start

And other instructions suggested in other pages, but it does not work. Can anyone tell me what I'm doing wrong and how to solve it? Thanks!



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Sunday, November 6th 2005, 5:03pm

That is more likely a problem with the X server.

Can you try logging in on the console and run
#> startx /usr/bin/startkde

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