KDE blank screen

Jason Ash ashman105 at hotmail.com
Wed Nov 25 07:17:33 PST 2009


Hi,

I'm going through the stable BLFS book, and I just installed kdelibs and kdebase 3.5.9. I also configured my xinitrc file to start kde automatically upon typing startx. When I type startx, it went through the KDE personalization wizard, then said, "initializing devices ... kde is up and running." However, the only thing that appears is a mouse cursor on a blank, black background without anything else showing. I wonder what I did wrong because the X server worked with its default twm, and KDE is the only other windows manager I've installed. I outputted the text of what happens after I type startx for you to examine. I'm a newbie at LFS, but I'm learning little by little.

xauth:  creating new authority file /root/.serverauth.2659

X Window System Version 7.2.0
Release Date: 22 January 2007
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 7.2
Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.22.5 i686 
Current Operating System: Linux Amazing 2.6.22.5 #1 SMP Mon Nov 16 07:14:39 MST 2009 i686
Build Date: 18 November 2009
    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: Wed Nov 25 14:47:56 2009
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"

(WW) RADEON: No matching Device section for instance (BusID PCI:1:0:1) found
(**) RADEON(0): RADEONPreInit
FATAL: Module radeon not found.
(EE) RADEON(0): [dri] RADEONDRIGetVersion failed to open the DRM
[dri] Disabling DRI.
(**) RADEON(0): RADEONScreenInit f0000000 0
(**) RADEON(0): Map: 0xf0000000, 0x08000000
(**) RADEON(0): RADEONSave
(**) RADEON(0): RADEONSaveMode(0x81edda0)
(**) RADEON(0): Read: 0x0000000c 0x00030065 0x00000000
(**) RADEON(0): Read: rd=12, fd=101, pd=3
(**) RADEON(0): RADEONSaveMode returns 0x81edda0
(**) RADEON(0): RADEONInitMemoryMap() : 
(**) RADEON(0):   mem_size         : 0x08000000
(**) RADEON(0):   MC_FB_LOCATION   : 0xf7fff000
(**) RADEON(0):   MC_AGP_LOCATION  : 0xffffffc0
(**) RADEON(0): RADEONModeInit()
2048x1536     266.95  2048 2200 2424 2800  1536 1537 1540 1589 (24,32) -H +V
2048x1536     266.95  2048 2200 2424 2800  1536 1537 1540 1589 (24,32) -H +V
(**) RADEON(0): Pitch = 16777472 bytes (virtualX = 2048, displayWidth = 2048)
(**) RADEON(0): dc=26694, of=26694, fd=119, pd=1
(**) RADEON(0): RADEONInit returns 0x81ee750
(**) RADEON(0): RADEONRestoreMode()
(**) RADEON(0): RADEONRestoreMode(0x81ee750)
(**) RADEON(0): RADEONRestoreMemMapRegisters() : 
(**) RADEON(0):   MC_FB_LOCATION   : 0xf7fff000
(**) RADEON(0):   MC_AGP_LOCATION  : 0xffffffc0
(**) RADEON(0):   Map Changed ! Applying ...
(**) RADEON(0):   Map applied, resetting engine ...
(**) RADEON(0): Updating display base addresses...
(**) RADEON(0): Memory map updated.
(**) RADEON(0): Programming CRTC1, offset: 0x00000000
(**) RADEON(0): Wrote: 0x0000000c 0x00000077 0x00000000 (0x0000a700)
(**) RADEON(0): Wrote: rd=12, fd=119, pd=0
(**) RADEON(0): GRPH_BUFFER_CNTL from 20205c5c to 202c5c5c
(**) RADEON(0): RADEONSaveScreen(0)
(**) RADEON(0): Setting up initial surfaces
(**) RADEON(0): Initializing fb layer
(**) RADEON(0): Setting up accel memmap
(**) RADEON(0): Initializing backing store
(**) RADEON(0): Setting up final surfaces
(**) RADEON(0): Initializing Acceleration
(**) RADEON(0): EngineInit (32/32)
(**) RADEON(0): Pitch for acceleration = 256
(**) RADEON(0): EngineRestore (32/32)
(**) RADEON(0): Initializing DPMS
(**) RADEON(0): Initializing Cursor
(**) RADEON(0): Initializing color map
(**) RADEON(0): Initializing DGA
(**) RADEON(0): Initializing Xv
(**) RADEON(0): RADEONScreenInit finished
(EE) AIGLX: Screen 0 is not DRI capable
expected keysym, got XF86KbdLightOnOff: line 70 of pc
expected keysym, got XF86KbdBrightnessDown: line 71 of pc
expected keysym, got XF86KbdBrightnessUp: line 72 of pc
(**) RADEON(0): RADEONSaveScreen(2)
startkde: Starting up...
kbuildsycoca running...
kded: WARNING: KServiceType::offers : servicetype KDEDModule not found
kded: WARNING: KServiceType::offers : servicetype KDEDModule not found
kdeinit: Fatal IO error: client killed
kdeinit: sending SIGHUP to children.
ksmserver: Fatal IO error: client killed
klauncher: Exiting on signal 1
klauncher: Fatal IO error: client killed
(**) RADEON(0): RADEONCloseScreen
(**) RADEON(0): RADEONDRIStop
(**) RADEON(0): RADEONDisplayPowerManagementSet(0,0x0)
(**) RADEON(0): RADEONRestore
(**) RADEON(0): RADEONRestoreMode()
(**) RADEON(0): RADEONRestoreMode(0x81edda0)
(**) RADEON(0): RADEONRestoreMemMapRegisters() : 
(**) RADEON(0):   MC_FB_LOCATION   : 0x1fff0000
(**) RADEON(0):   MC_AGP_LOCATION  : 0x27ff2000
(**) RADEON(0):   Map Changed ! Applying ...
XIO:  fatal IO error 11 (Resource temporarily unavailable) on X server ":0.0"
      after 145 requests (140 known processed) with 0 events remaining.
kdeinit: sending SIGTERM to children.
kdeinit: Exit.
(**) RADEON(0):   Map applied, resetting engine ...
(**) RADEON(0): Updating display base addresses...
X connection to :0.0 broken (explicit kill or server shutdown).
(**) RADEON(0): Memory map updated.
(**) RADEON(0): Programming CRTC1, offset: 0x00000000
(**) RADEON(0): Wrote: 0x0000000c 0x00030065 0x00000000 (0x0000a700)
(**) RADEON(0): Wrote: rd=12, fd=101, pd=3
(**) RADEON(0): Disposing accel...
(**) RADEON(0): Disposing cusor info
(**) RADEON(0): Disposing DGA
(**) RADEON(0): Unmapping memory
FreeFontPath: FPE "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/misc/" refcount is 2, should be 1; fixing.
xinit:  connection to X server lost.
Hangup
GOT SIGHUP
DCOPClient::attachInternal. Attach failed Could not open network socket
DCOPClient::attachInternal. Attach failed Could not open network socket
ERROR: Couldn't attach to DCOP server!
startkde: Shutting down...
Warning: connect() failed: : No such file or directory
Error: Can't contact kdeinit!
startkde: Running shutdown scripts...
xprop:  unable to open display ':0'
usage:  xprop [-options ...] [[format [dformat]] atom] ...

where options include:
    -grammar                       print out full grammar for command line
    -display host:dpy              the X server to contact
    -id id                         resource id of window to examine
    -name name                     name of window to examine
    -font name                     name of font to examine
    -remove propname               remove a property
    -set propname value            set a property to a given value
    -root                          examine the root window
    -len n                         display at most n bytes of any property
    -notype                        do not display the type field
    -fs filename                   where to look for formats for properties
    -frame                         don't ignore window manager frames
    -f propname format [dformat]   formats to use for property of given name
    -spy                           examine window properties forever

startkde: Done.

Thanks,
Jason Ash
 		 	   		  


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