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Hello, Ive had this problem for a few months now, i never bothered because i was very comfortable login in as root so far....now i need a working normal user ...
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    KDE wont start for normal users...any suggestions?


    Hello,

    Ive had this problem for a few months now, i never bothered because i was very comfortable login in as root so far....now i need a working normal user so any help would be very much appreciated.

    THE PROBLEM

    The only user who can login normally to a KDE session is root.
    All other users (old and recently created) get a weird kde splash window and then a big blue background with a (working) mouse pointer.


    I dont know if this is related but everytime I su a normal user a message appears:

    [root@localhost root]# su varon
    locale: Cannot set LC_CTYPE to default locale: Permission denied
    locale: Cannot set LC_MESSAGES to default
    locale: Cannot set LC_ALL to default locale: Permission denied
    [varon@localhost root]$




    looking around the home directory of one of the normal users i found a file called .xsession-errors, the file contains this:

    perl: warning: Setting locale failed.
    perl: warning: Please check that your locale settings:
    LANGUAGE = "en_US:en",
    LC_ALL = (unset),
    LC_PAPER = "es_PE",
    LC_ADDRESS = "es_PE",
    LC_MONETARY = "es_PE",
    LC_NUMERIC = "es_PE",
    LC_TELEPHONE = "es_PE",
    LC_MESSAGES = "en_US",
    LC_COLLATE = "en_US",
    LC_IDENTIFICATION = "es_PE",
    LC_MEASUREMENT = "es_PE",
    LC_CTYPE = "en_US",
    LC_TIME = "en_US",
    LC_NAME = "es_PE",
    LANG = "en_US"
    are supported and installed on your system.
    perl: warning: Falling back to the standard locale ("C").
    startkde: Starting up...
    KThemeStyle cache seems corrupt!

    KThemeStyle cache seems corrupt!

    ksplash: ERROR: Error: standard icon theme "crystalsvg" not found!
    ksplash: WARNING: KGenericFactory: instance requested but no instance name passed to the constructor!

    (magicdev:2011): Gtk-WARNING **: Locale not supported by C library.
    Using the fallback 'C' locale.
    QPixmap: Cannot create a QPixmap when no GUI is being used
    QPixmap: Cannot create a QPixmap when no GUI is being used
    KThemeStyle cache seems corrupt!

    KThemeStyle cache seems corrupt!

    kded: ERROR: Error: standard icon theme "crystalsvg" not found!
    QPixmap: Cannot create a QPixmap when no GUI is being used
    QPixmap: Cannot create a QPixmap when no GUI is being used
    kbuildsycoca running...
    kded: WARNING: KServiceType::offers : servicetype KDEDModule not found
    KThemeStyle cache seems corrupt!

    KThemeStyle cache seems corrupt!

    kcminit: ERROR: Error: standard icon theme "crystalsvg" not found!
    KThemeStyle cache seems corrupt!

    KThemeStyle cache seems corrupt!

    knotify: ERROR: Error: standard icon theme "crystalsvg" not found!
    Launched ok, pid = 2045
    ksmserver: ERROR: Error: standard icon theme "crystalsvg" not found!
    KThemeStyle cache seems corrupt!

    KThemeStyle cache seems corrupt!

    kwin: ERROR: Error: standard icon theme "crystalsvg" not found!
    QFont::setPointSize: Point size <= 0 (-3)
    The application 'magicdev' lost its connection to the display :0.0;

    most likely the X server was shut down or you killed/destroyed
    the application.
    knotify: Fatal IO error: client killed
    kdeinit: Fatal IO error: client killed
    kdeinit: sending SIGHUP to children.
    kdeinit: Fatal IO error: client killed
    kdeinit: sending SIGHUP to children.
    kdeinit: Fatal IO error: client killed
    kdeinit: sending SIGHUP to children.
    klauncher: Exiting on signal 1
    ksmserver: Fatal IO error: client killed
    kdeinit: sending SIGTERM to children.
    kdeinit: sending SIGTERM to children.
    kdeinit: Exit.
    kdeinit: Exit.
    kdeinit: sending SIGTERM to children.
    kdeinit: Exit.



    Any suggestions?

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    Not quite sure on this, but its worth a try.
    Have you install any new theme for your KDE like crystalsvg
    if so, did you install it as root?
    Have you tryed to create a new user and see if it booted X normally?
    Can you set the default theme as the regular one that KDE use... it could be a permission issue if you've installed the theme as root... (not sure)

    instead of login in with gui, get into CLI (CTRL-ALT-F1) and login from there... then type "startx" does it give you the same output?
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    KDE not working

    Have you install any new theme for your KDE like crystalsvg f so, did you install it as root?
    I cant remember but I dont think so..... ive just read in another forum the following:

    The theme manager comes with KDE 3.3. However you can install individual windowdecorations and 'styles' (the way the buttons look, slidebars etc etc.)
    it seems theres no easy way to install a new theme with kde 3.2, so i dont think i had bothered to install a new one.

    I do have changed decorations and styles through the configure your desktop>>LookNFeel application.
    But none of the options available at the Style and Window decoration options seem to be related to CrystalSVG. The only exception is the Icons option theme which is set to CrystalSVG beta 1 (i think this icon theme is mandrake's default).

    Can you set the default theme as the regular one that KDE use... it could be a permission issue if you've installed the theme as root... (not sure)
    Assuming that the problem is related to the CrystalSVG icon theme. My question would be, how can i change a user's icon theme configuration from another (root) session?.
    I've been checking all those hidden files scattered around the home directory but havent found any sign of CrystalSVG...

    Have you tryed to create a new user and see if it booted X normally?
    Yes, I've deleted old and created new users and the problem persists.


    instead of login in with gui, get into CLI (CTRL-ALT-F1) and login from there... then type "startx" does it give you the same output?
    this is the output...

    [varon@localhost varon]$ startx
    Using authority file /home/varon/.Xauthority
    Writing authority file /home/varon/.Xauthority
    Using authority file /home/varon/.Xauthority
    Writing authority file /home/varon/.Xauthority

    Fatal server error:
    Server is already active for display 0
    If this server is no longer running, remove /tmp/.X0-lock
    and start again.


    When reporting a problem related to a server crash, please send
    the full server output, not just the last messages.
    Please report problems to xfree86@xfree86.org.


    Xlib: connection to ":0.0" refused by server
    Xlib: Invalid MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 key
    giving up.
    xinit: unable to connect to X server
    xinit: No such process (errno 3): Server error.



    Thank you for your time

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