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  1. #1

    Unable to start KDE


    I am new to linux and I am having some issues starting up KDE on Slackware. The rest of the other X Window startup fine. Following is what I get when I try starting up KDE:

    root@$$$$:~# startx
    xauth: creating new authority file /root/.serverauth.3302

    _XSERVTransSocketOpenCOTSServer: Unable to open socket for inet6
    _XSERVTransOpen: transport open failed for inet6/yogi:0
    _XSERVTransMakeAllCOTSServerListeners: failed to open listener for inet6

    X Window System Version 6.9.0
    Release Date: 21 December 2005
    X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 6.9
    Build Operating System: Linux i686 [ELF]
    Current Operating System: Linux yogi #1 Fri Sep 1 01:48:52 CDT 2006 i686
    Build Date: 16 September 2006
    Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.X.Org
    to make sure that you have the latest version.
    Module Loader present
    Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
    (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
    (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
    (==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Thu Feb 22 07:09:48 2007
    (==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
    Could not init font path element /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID/, removing from list!
    /opt/kde/bin/startkde: line 76: kstartupconfig: command not found
    /opt/kde/bin/startkde: line 80: /root/.kde/share/config/startupconfig: No such file or directory

    waiting for X server to shut down FreeFontPath: FPE "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/" refcount is 2, should be 1; fixing.

    Please advice.


  2. #2
    Linux Engineer rong's Avatar
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    Can you run xorgconfig? If yes, perhaps reconfiguring 'might' do it.
    registered Linux user #388382

    Have you checked here first?

  3. #3
    Few questions...

    1. what version of slack are you running?
    2. what run level are you set too?
    3. is the x started?
    4. what kind of video card do you have?
    5. What platform are you running slack on?
    6. Is KDE installed correctly?

    #2 you should be on run level 4 if you want the kdm manager to start when you boot.

    #3 try doing a startx

    #4 the driver your xorg.conf that is set too is most likely the vesa driver. if your video card is an ati card, try opening the xorg.conf and scroll down to

    # ************************************************** ********************
    # Graphics device section
    # ************************************************** ********************

    and change

    Driver "vesa" to Driver "ati"

    If its not ati, I do not know what the name of the driver for your card is, you can get a list of drivers when you run -configure.

    #5 if you are running on ppc, the previous number will fix it along with appending video=radeon:1024x760@60 in the yaboot.conf for the kernel you are booting.

    #6 try reinstalling kde.

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