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Thread: Cannot not start ksmserver

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    Default Cannot not start ksmserver

    Hi, I cannot login to KDE (or to be precice, I can't start ksmserver). From GNOME, I get
    Code:
    [pascal@pascaLinux:~] $ksmserver 
    QGtkStyle was unable to detect the current GTK+ theme.
    QGtkStyle was unable to detect the current GTK+ theme.
    kwin: unable to claim manager selection, another wm running? (try using --replace)
    ksmserver(5515) KSMServer::wmProcessChange: Window manager "kwin" failed to launch 
    ^C[pascal@pascaLinux:~] $
    I was trying to improve the fonts quality in KDE and stumbled upon https://build.opensuse.org/project/s...me%3Amuzlocker and thought I might give it a try. After reboot I was not able start ksmserver.

    Any ideas as to what may be wrong and how I can fix it will be appreciated.
    - pascal
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    "In der Computer gibt es kein Ignorabimus"

    Paraphrasing the german mathematician David Hilbert

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    Default Re: Cannot not start ksmserver

    I re-installed (updated unconditionally) KDE Base System and Desktop Environment. Nothing has changed. I still get "Could not start ksmserver. Check installation".

    Any ideas?
    - pascal
    ______________________________________________________________
    "In der Computer gibt es kein Ignorabimus"

    Paraphrasing the german mathematician David Hilbert

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    Default Re: Cannot not start ksmserver

    I was able to start KDE using a quick and dirty hack I found here. Luckily, I had saved my ~/.kde4/ directory so my settings were not lost.

    Maybe it's my idea, but I think the whole process left me with a clearer, more enjoyable experience.
    - pascal
    ______________________________________________________________
    "In der Computer gibt es kein Ignorabimus"

    Paraphrasing the german mathematician David Hilbert

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