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    Question 11.1/KDE 4.2 Install - KDM gone

    I had OpenSuSE 11.1 64-bit and KDE 3.5 (active) and KDE 4.1.3 (not used). After KDE 4.2 have been released, I have installed it (from factory repo). However, my KDM login screen have gone, and I cannot switch session to KDE 4.2. Oddly enough, after KDM fails, I can still start KDE 3.5 with "startx".

    Anyone have a clue what might go wrong?

    Thanks in advance for any suggestion(s).

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    Default Re: 11.1/KDE 4.2 Install - KDM gone

    macguru wrote:

    >
    > I had OpenSuSE 11.1 64-bit and KDE 3.5 (active) and KDE 4.1.3 (not
    > used). After KDE 4.2 have been released, I have installed it (from
    > factory repo). However, my KDM login screen have gone, and I cannot
    > switch session to KDE 4.2. Oddly enough, after KDM fails, I can still
    > start KDE 3.5 with "startx".
    >
    > Anyone have a clue what might go wrong?
    >
    > Thanks in advance for any suggestion(s).
    >
    >


    Not seen this here but you can have a look in Yast>System>/etc/sysconfig
    editor and see what is set for the window manager, should be:

    startkde4

    Also default desktop manager should be:

    kdm4

    HTH

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    Mark

    Nil illegitimi carborundum


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    Default Re: 11.1/KDE 4.2 Install - KDM gone

    Thanks a lot for reply! I have sysconfig values DISPLAYMANAGER -> kdm4 and DEFAULT_WM -> kde. But the problem is not that I cannot start x.org or KDE, but broken KDM. KDM is unable to present list of login users and list of WMs at startup.

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    Post Re: 11.1/KDE 4.2 Install - KDM gone

    I have checked kdm.log messages and found these error alerts:

    /usr/lib64/kde4/libexec/kdm_greet: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib64/libkdeui.so.5: undefined symbol: _ZN7QTabBar9hideEventEP10QHideEvent

    /usr/share/kde4/apps/kdm/read_sysconfig.sh: line 75: pam-config: command not found
    --------------------------
    rpm -qf /usr/lib64/libkdeui.so.5
    libkde4-4.2.0-83.1

    rpm -qf /usr/share/kde4/apps/kdm/read_sysconfig.sh
    kde4-kdm-4.2.0-183.3

    Both packages have been reinstalled, nothing changed. pam-config RPM package IS installed.

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    Default Re: 11.1/KDE 4.2 Install - KDM gone

    macguru wrote:

    >
    > I have checked kdm.log messages and found these error alerts:
    >
    > /usr/lib64/kde4/libexec/kdm_greet: symbol lookup error:
    > /usr/lib64/libkdeui.so.5: undefined symbol:
    > _ZN7QTabBar9hideEventEP10QHideEvent
    >
    > /usr/share/kde4/apps/kdm/read_sysconfig.sh: line 75: pam-config:
    > command not found
    > --------------------------
    > rpm -qf /usr/lib64/libkdeui.so.5
    > libkde4-4.2.0-83.1
    >
    > rpm -qf /usr/share/kde4/apps/kdm/read_sysconfig.sh
    > kde4-kdm-4.2.0-183.3
    >
    > Both packages have been reinstalled, nothing changed. pam-config RPM
    > package IS installed.
    >
    >


    There was a post on the groups a while ago about a similar prob, the
    answer was to re-install the kde-session and the kde libraries `only`
    but that was for KDE4.1.3 IIRC

    YMMV

    HTH
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    Mark

    Nil illegitimi carborundum


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    Default Re: 11.1/KDE 4.2 Install - KDM gone

    I dont know if I'm facing the same problem...but I installed KDE 4.2 through Stephan Binner's Live CD on kde.org. I get a KDM which looks the same as for KDE3. I've checked my KDM packages and they're all KDE4 and not KDE3.

    I tried looking for the packages, the previous poster, had mentioned...but couldn't find any. Any help?

    -Anshul

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    Default Re: 11.1/KDE 4.2 Install - KDM gone

    I've face the same problem due to upgrading from KDE 4.1.3 to KDE 4.2.x, but the command startx worked flawlessly. I've managed to solve the issue by issuing two commands:

    1. Renaming .kde4 to .kde4-old.
    2. As root Changing directory to /tmp and Deleting KDE and Xorg and ICEWM related stuff.

    I've told to my installation to clear the /tmp directory upon every reboot.

    Hope this helps.

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