Fresh install from KDE Live, can't log in.

On July 10th I did an install from the 64bit KDE live CD. As far as I can tell the installation went fine but on first boot, at the kdm login screen, I seem to have been caught in a loop of some kind.

I enter my username and password only to be sent right back to kdm to log in again. No username password errors, just a black screen for a moment and then back to the beginning to log in again.

It’s frustrating because I’ve had 11.4 on here previously, just after initial release and it worked great! I didn’t have to blacklist anything for my wireless, I didn’t have to install anything more for my trackpad to work, it was all there already done for me. And on top of that it was stable.

Please check the session is kde-plasma-workspace, this is important.

On Thu, 14 Jul 2011 01:36:03 +0530, caf4926
<caf4926@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

>
> Please check the session is kde-plasma-workspace, this is important.
>

[off-topic:] now, with KDE 4.7beta, there’s another one “KDE unstable,” to
add some confusion. no breakage though: it does the same as
“kde-plasma-workspace.”


phani.

On 07/13/2011 10:06 PM, factotum218 wrote:
>
> I enter my username and password only to be sent right back to kdm to
> log in again. No username password errors, just a black screen for a
> moment and then back to the beginning to log in again.

guess: maybe it is a video driver issue, read here what to try:
http://tinyurl.com/23mgej6

if that is not a help, be sure and try a google search like:
http://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Aforums.opensuse.org+“11.4”+boot+black+screen+log+in+again

[you may have to fiddle some of the search words to get the hit you need]

> It’s frustrating because I’ve had 11.4 on here previously, just after
> initial release and it worked great! I didn’t have to blacklist anything
> for my wireless, I didn’t have to install anything more for my trackpad
> to work, it was all there already done for me. And on top of that it was
> stable.

wow! its almost like you forgot one of the real important ‘rules’: If it
ain’t broke, don’t fix it!

say! you don’t happen to have your root (or /home) partition filled up,
do you?


DD
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Are you able to log in either as user or root from a CLI (command line interface) which can started by typing “3” (without quotes) at the bottom of the starting boot menu? This might generate some error reporting on a working display.