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Thread: KDM black screen, need to clear all config files

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    Question KDM black screen, need to clear all config files

    Hey, no more than 15 hours after a breezy installation and setup I somehow managed to stop the desktop manager from displaying.

    Once you boot into Suse, the loading bar goes across, a white flash, then a blank screen forever. I figured it was KDM once I booted into x11safemode and tried to boot the desktop manager, it recreated the situation.

    I've tried un-installing and installing KDM again, however it seems to reuse the same config file. I'm thinking about deleting the config file mentioned, but I'm not sure what will happen when I install the desktop manager, if there's any setting up to get it to work with my setup, or even if that will fix the situation.

    Any ideas what I can do?

    Kris.

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    Default Re: KDM black screen, need to clear all config files

    Ok deleting config and reinstalling didn't work. Got a few db errors too. Is there any alternatives to KDM which are compatible with KDE?

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    Default Re: KDM black screen, need to clear all config files

    In the future don't delete configs rename them so you can get them back if the experiment goes bad.

    gdm and xdm are compatible but now I'm not sure if those would work either and it is normally best to use the ?dm associated with the desktop.

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    Default Re: KDM black screen, need to clear all config files

    On 04/19/2011 09:36 AM, Krisando wrote:
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    > Once you boot into Suse, the loading bar goes across, a white flash,
    > then a blank screen forever.


    sounds like a graphics problem to me...have a look at these two and see
    if you can find a smile:

    http://tinyurl.com/23mgej6
    http://tinyurl.com/37v9y7m

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