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    Default Suse 12.3: Lost kde at startup

    Hello All,

    I just update my system to Suse 12.3 and KDE 4.10.
    During the upgrading I made a mistake, I had the nVidia repository deactivated, so after the first run the system didn't start correctly.
    I had to boot in console mode, activate the nVidia repository and update it.
    Now, when I start the computer, it starts in console mode, and so I have to give the startkde command each time to run KDE. After that, the system works fine.

    I tried to see if there was something wrong in the /etc/conf/displaymanager, but it looks right to me, here below the relevant lines:

    Code:
    DISPLAYMANAGER="kdm"DISPLAYMANAGER_REMOTE_ACCESS="no"
    DISPLAYMANAGER_ROOT_LOGIN_REMOTE="no"
    DISPLAYMANAGER_STARTS_XSERVER="yes"
    DISPLAYMANAGER_XSERVER_TCP_PORT_6000_OPEN="no"
    DISPLAYMANAGER_AUTOLOGIN="user"
    DISPLAYMANAGER_PASSWORD_LESS_LOGIN="no"
    DISPLAYMANAGER_AD_INTEGRATION="no"
    DISPLAYMANAGER_SHUTDOWN="auto"
    DISPLAYMANAGER_RANDR_MODE_VGA=""
    #DISPLAYMANAGER_RANDR_MODE_DVI_I=""
    #DISPLAYMANAGER_RANDR_MODE_DVI_D=""
    #DISPLAYMANAGER_RANDR_MODE_DVI_A=""
    #DISPLAYMANAGER_RANDR_MODE_Compsite=""
    #DISPLAYMANAGER_RANDR_MODE_S_Video=""
    #DISPLAYMANAGER_RANDR_MODE_Component=""
    #DISPLAYMANAGER_RANDR_MODE_LFP=""
    #DISPLAYMANAGER_RANDR_MODE_Proprietary=""
    DISPLAYMANAGER_RANDR_MODE_auto="1024x768_60 64.11 1024 1080 1184 1344 768 769 772 795 -HSync +Vsync"
    DISPLAYMANAGER_XSERVER=Xorg
    KDM_USERS=""
    KDM_GREETSTRING=""
    DISPLAYMANAGER_KDM_LOCALARGS=""
    DISPLAYMANAGER_KDM_THEME="openSUSE"
    DISPLAYMANAGER_ROOT_LOGIN_LOCAL="yes"
    Any idea on how to have KDE starting automatically at boot again?

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    Default Re: Suse 12.3: Lost kde at startup

    I opened YaST and sysconfig editor and i see the following . Probably displaymanager should be kdm4. Then again i might be wrong
    Code:
    File:  /etc/sysconfig/displaymanager
    Possible Values:  kdm, kdm3, kdm4, xdm, gdm, wdm, entrance, console or any value
    Default Value:  
    Description: 
    
    Here you can set the default Display manager (kdm/xdm/gdm/wdm/entrance/console).
    all changes in this file require a restart of the displaymanager
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    Default Re: Suse 12.3: Lost kde at startup

    Thanks for the suggestion, I tried that, but it didn't work.

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    Default Re: Suse 12.3: Lost kde at startup

    Login as root using the following steps:

    Type in: su - systemctl isolate runlevel5.target

    or

    Type in: su - systemctl isolate multi-user.target

    BTW the display manager is kdm.
    And select DISPLAYMANAGER_AUTOLOGIN=yourusername which can be found in /etc/sysconfig/Desktop/Display manager/DISPLAYMANAGER_AUTOLOGIN=yourusername
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    Default Re: Suse 12.3: Lost kde at startup

    Hope this is also set correctly
    Code:
    File:  /etc/sysconfig/windowmanager
    Possible Values:  gnome, kde4, kde, lxde, xfce, twm, icewm or any value
    Default Value:  kde4
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    Default Re: Suse 12.3: Lost kde at startup

    The command "su - systemctl isolate runlevel5.target" (without the quotes) is used to get to the gui desktop.

    If it doesn't work and if it's a fresh install including the /home partition use "rm -rf .kde4" (without quote) to delete it.

    Reboot your computer. During start up a new .kde4 will be regenerated.
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    Default Re: Suse 12.3: Lost kde at startup

    Quote Originally Posted by Romanator View Post
    The command "su - systemctl isolate runlevel5.target" (without the quotes) is used to get to the gui desktop.

    If it doesn't work and if it's a fresh install including the /home partition use "rm -rf .kde4" (without quote) to delete it.

    Reboot your computer. During start up a new .kde4 will be regenerated.
    We value your contributions, but can you please put CODE tags around the commands you offer to be used? That will clearly make a boundary between what you tell and the commands themselves and make them better readable (while reading normal language the difference between l I and 1 might not put anybody on the wrong leg, but in commands it may be fatal).

    You get the CODE tags by clicking on the # button in the toolbar of the post editor.

    Thank you in advance.
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: Suse 12.3: Lost kde at startup

    Sorry for the late response, but yes, the method suggested by Romanator actually worked.

    Thanks to everybody for suggestions!

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