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Hello everyone, I recently upgraded to FC 15 and since then I can not login using KDE. I keep getting the following error: kstartupconfig4 does not exist or failed. The ...
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    kstartupconfig4 does not exist or failed. The error code is 3.


    Hello everyone,

    I recently upgraded to FC 15 and since then I can not login using KDE.
    I keep getting the following error:

    kstartupconfig4 does not exist or failed. The error code is 3. Check your installation.

    I can login as root but not with my normal login (which is ubygou01). I looked around and found a couple of solutions but nothing worked for me so far.

    The kstartupconfig4 file exists and has the following permissions:

    Code:
    [root@thor bin]# ll | grep kstartupconfig4
    -rwxrwxrwx    1 ubygou01 root      12472 May 15 22:44 kstartupconfig4
    My home directory is in: d/user2/ubygou01 and everything in there is owned by me. I tried to copy the kstartupconfig4 file to my home directory but didn't make any difference.

    I also tried to run kstartupconfig4 to see if any errors are coming up but nothing appeared on the terminal.

    Code:
    [root@thor bin]# ./kstartupconfig4 
    [root@thor bin]#
    My .kde has the following permissions:
    Code:
    drwx------   4 ubygou01 root   8192 Jul 13 10:16 .kde
    Can somebody please help me? Any suggestions please?

    Many thanks.
    One Love!!!

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    Have you tried the Fedora 15 KDE Spin?

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    Thanks for your reply.

    Never heard it before but I kind of like the non-spin version.
    I will keep login as root until I find a solution.
    One Love!!!

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    How did you install kstartupconfig4? Did you mess around with file permissions, etc. in the file system? What does this command tell you, about the state of the package to which it belongs?

    Code:
    rpm -qV kdebase-workspace
    One thing you can try is reinstalling the package that kstartupconfig4 belongs to. First you can remove it from the RPM database:
    Code:
    rpm -e --justdb kdebase-workspace
    Then reinstall it:
    Code:
    yum install kdebase-workspace
    I noticed there is no "KDE Desktop Environment" yum group, like there was for previous Fedora versions, or I would have suggested (re)installing that.

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    I used yum to install it.

    Code:
    yum install kdebase-workspace
    Code:
    [root@thor ~]# rpm -qV kdebase-workspace
    .....UGM.    /usr/bin/kstartupconfig4
    I tried to do what you suggested but I get the following errors.

    Code:
    [root@thor ~]# rpm -e --justdb kdebase-workspace 
    error: Failed dependencies: kdebase-workspace = 4.6.3-5.fc15 is needed by (installed) kdebase-workspace-libs-4.6.3-5.fc15.i686
    kdebase-workspace >= 4.6.3 is needed by (installed) kdeartwork-kxs-4.6.3-1.fc15.i686
    kdebase-workspace = 4.6.3-5.fc15 is needed by (installed) plasma-scriptengine-python-4.6.3-5.fc15.i686
    kdebase-workspace >= 4.6.00 is needed by (installed) kpackagekit-0.6.3.3-2.fc15.i686
    Should I install kdebase-workspace?

    Thank you
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    oh, yeah, dependencies. try:

    Code:
    rpm -e kdebase-workspace --nodeps

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    Thanks Atreyu

    Code:
    rpm -e kdebase-workspace --nodeps
    worked fine

    but now when I try to install it (yum install kdebase-workspace) again I get:

    Code:
    Transaction Check Error:
      file /usr/lib/kde4/kgreet_classic.so from install of kdebase-workspace-4.6.5-2.fc15.i686 conflicts with file from package kdm-4.6.3-5.fc15.i686
      file /usr/lib/kde4/kgreet_generic.so from install of kdebase-workspace-4.6.5-2.fc15.i686 conflicts with file from package kdm-4.6.3-5.fc15.i686
      file /usr/lib/kde4/kgreet_winbind.so from install of kdebase-workspace-4.6.5-2.fc15.i686 conflicts with file from package kdm-4.6.3-5.fc15.i686
    Are these .so files sage to delete?
    One Love!!!

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