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  1. #1
    becibeci NNTP User

    Default Could not start kdeinit4. Check your installation.

    I did update of all packages to get latest 4.1 and now I'm not able to login due to:

    startkde: Starting up...
    kdeinit4: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib64/libkdeui.so.5: undefined symbol: _ZN7KGlobal12setAllowQuitEb
    startkde: Could not start kdeinit4. Check your installation.

    I've tried to update again several times but it didn't help. Please help

  2. #2

    Angry Re: Could not start kdeinit4. Check your installation.

    Same thing has happened to me in today's update.
    I've tried making changes to xorg.conf but no luck.
    I've tried the suggestions at this link

    Could not start kdeinit4! - openSUSE Forums

    and no luck.

    Does anyone have any suggestions?

  3. #3

    Default Re: Could not start kdeinit4. Check your installation.

    Based on this post:

    Kdeinit4....check installation? - openSUSE Forums

    I installed kde3 using yast from the console line. kde3 does run. Maybe a future update will "bring back" kde4. I did not uninstall it so it'll update in future.

    I do get the kdeinit4 error message on boot. Then I go to system menu and switch to kde3. Then log in. I'm going to hunt how to make that my default so I don't have to manually switch.

    May

  4. #4

    Default Re: Could not start kdeinit4. Check your installation.

    Same problem here...I was running 4.1 fine, until i tried to update some apps manually. I guess that is not the Linux way of doing stuff, but when I was using windows, I always tried to have the newest updates as soon as they come up...

    Anyways since that KDE won't load. Tried reinstalling from the One-click-installer, but problem persists.

    X server runs fine and everything. I even get the same error as the user above:

    kdeinit4: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib64/libkdeui.so.5: undefined symbol: _ZN7KGlobal12setAllowQuitEb
    PS. also when i try to manually run kde from command line should i use "kdeinit4" or "startkde" or "startx". Because i get a different error from each one... "startx" gets the furthers.

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    Default Re: Could not start kdeinit4. Check your installation.

    I installed gnome from command line and it works relatively well, so that means the problem is very KDE4.1 specific, but i would really like to have KDE back (mostly for dolphin which i find so much better than nautilus).

    I will try yet another reinstallation of KDE4.1

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    Default Re: Could not start kdeinit4. Check your installation.

    alright i fixed, although not sure exactly what did it. I had 2-3 reinstallations of KDE 4.1 and 4.0.4 both using one-click-installs and manually with yast2. But nothing did it.

    at the end i reistalled the kde-session and the kde libraries only and that fixed it. Not sure which of the two it was but i bet on the session. So if anyone else gets symbol look up error try reinstalling the kde-session.

    Now my KDE looks like **** since i think it has left over parts from 4.1, but at least it runs.

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    Default Re: Could not start kdeinit4. Check your installation.

    Quote Originally Posted by paradox82 View Post

    at the end i reistalled the kde-session and the kde libraries only and that fixed it. Not sure which of the two it was but i bet on the session. So if anyone else gets symbol look up error try reinstalling the kde-session.

    I am having a similar problem with KDE 4.1.3

    How did you re-install the kde-session and kde libraries ? This Novell Bugzilla (No. 421816) -https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=421816#c7 also quotes a similar solution.
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    Arrow Re: Could not start kdeinit4. Check your installation.

    I had a similar problem. Here (Should I upgrade to KDE4.2? - openSUSE Forums) is what I did to successfully repair a KDE 4.1.3 install, am writing from KDE 4.1.3 right now.

    Replying here, just in case somebody with a similar problem comes looking ...
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  9. #9
    fazio NNTP User

    Smile Re: Could not start kdeinit4. Check your installation.

    try this:

    vi /etc/ld.so.cong

    add these lines:

    /lib
    /usr/lib

    then run
    ldconfig

    Giacomo

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