KDE-3.5.5 startup problems

Tijnema ! tijnema at gmail.com
Sun Feb 25 15:52:37 PST 2007

Ok, i figured out a little bit more, now i start kdm, and login with session
type set to failsafe.
when i get that command line, i type
kdesktop &
kwin &
kicker &
and then KDE is working fine, except that i have a xterm window which i
cannot close, because it will log me out.


On 2/26/07, Tijnema ! <tijnema at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I finally (after installing a lot of deps) installed KDE-3.5.5 from
> source. I did not follow the BLFS book very well but i don't think that
> should give a lot of trouble.
> i have Xorg-7.0 in /usr, QT-3.3.7 in /usr/qt-3.3.7 and KDE-3.5.5 in
> /usr/kde-3.5.5
> so i edited /usr/lib/X11/xinit/xinitrc and uncommented the last lines and
> replaced them with
> exec dbus-launch --exit-with-session startkde
> I see KDE loading but when it's done nothing is starting.
> So i added a xterm to xinitrc to manually start kicker & kdesktop. But
> then i still couldn't do anything. A lot of menu items were missing. and i
> couldn't open anything from my desktop.
> I have no luck with kdm either, it gives me a log in box and i can log in,
> again i get that loading thing of KDE, and after that i have only a
> background...
> Just don't know what to do... any help is really appreciated:)
> Thanks in advance
> Tijnema
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