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  1. #1

    [SOLVED] Cannot start KDE

    I successfully emerged KDE after everything here :

    Looking around, it looks like I have to type startx to ge that running, then add kdm to rc-update and setting it as the display manager in conf.d as described here: KDE - Gentoo Linux Wiki

    For one, startx gives this error:

    xauth: file /root/ .serverauth.3831 does not exist
    /etc/X11/xinit/xserverrc: line 2: /usr/bin/X: No such file or directory
    /etc/X11/xinit/xserverrc: line 2: exec: /usr/bin/X: cannot execute: No such file or directory
    xinit: giving up
    xinit unable to connect to X server: Connection refused
    xinit: server error
    Next, rc-update gives this:

    * rc-update: '/etc/init.d/xdm' not found; aborting

    If kde emerged successfully...what's the next step to getting it even running?

  2. #2
    Linux Enthusiast gruven's Avatar
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    Dec 2004
    emerge xorg-x11
    Emerging KDE for some reason does not pull all the dependencies in for xorg to start.

    Also, that documentation looks to be a little out of date, so add
    polkit, consolekit
    to your USE flags. Then, you will want to
    emerge -uDN world
    and start consolekit as a service
    /etc/init.d/cosolekit start
    rc-update add consolekit default
    I know some of the newer KDE releases require that.

    Also, you don't need hal anymore (on the newest KDE, not sure which version is in stable). hal is deprecated.

    Code is Poetry

  3. #3
    Thank you, that worked! Now to just work out getting used to KDE and my CPU issues, as well as installing all my programs.

    I'll mark this as solved, hopefully it can help someone who gets stuck on the documentation.

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