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  1. #1

    Help please! Can't boot a session in GUI.


    Hi!
    I came up with some problems after I updated my system (KDE, Gnome and more), now KDE, Gnome or any window manager wont boot. I can explain where the problem is if that's simpler;
    First of all when the login screen shows up I choose a user and then put in it's password, I've tried with root too. Then I choose a window manager and click on login, but the window manager won't boot. The only thing that happens is that the X server restarts (turns black for a few moments) and then comes back to the login window again.
    Please any help would be good.

  2. #2
    When u say the login window, is that the graphical login or the command line login?

    If it's the command line login, i get this error when i've updated something and need to reinstall my nvidia drivers to sort it out.
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  3. #3
    It's in the Graphical login I get the error, but just a thought, if I start the fail-safe mode I actually can type startx and will then login to KDE.

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    is it an nvidia card u got as a graphics card? That does sound to me like it's a case of havin to reinstall the drivers. Cos if u go to failsafe mode it (more than likely) wont use the nvidia module, but the default module instead.

    If u use an nvidia card, try loggin into the console as root, and reinstalling the nvidia card drivers.
    "I am not an alcoholic, alcoholics go to meetings"
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  6. #5
    Well... I don't have a NVidia card, I have a S3 Trio 3D. But maybe it's something wrong with the login manager, since I couldn't restart or halt by pressing those buttons (nothing happened).
    Please help me with this, I really need to get it running again.

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    Since you can login and startx, try switching login managers. You do that in MCC.

    Jeremy
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  8. #7
    Agreed. The Mandrake login manager doesn't give you anything that kdm doesn't anyway.
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  9. #8
    I can't seem to find where you change the login manager, is it in the Computer configuration or Desktop configuration?

  10. #9
    It's in System -> Display Manager. If you want to use KDM instead of Mandrake's login manager or XDM though, you'll probably have to install it with something like
    Code:
    urpmi kdebase-kdm
    There are two major products that come out of Berkeley: LSD and UNIX. We don't believe this to be a coincidence.

    - Jeremy S. Anderson

  11. #10
    Thank you very much! I got it running now.

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