OpenSuse 11.1 doesn't launch KDM. (startx works)

After upgrading from 10.3 to 11.1 KDM does not start X during init 5.
An error message shows up in /var/log/message
>>> kdm[2952]: X server “-br” cannot be executed

Who can help?

Could You confirm that You have kde4-kdm installed?

try /etc/init.d/xdm start as root.
if you have kdm it will comeup or xdm will comeup.
you can try xinit also

startx works means kdm is not installed.

I’m running KDE 3.5
When I start X (“startx”) KDE comes up and works fine.


I had the same problem with my system. Today I’ve tried again to find the problem. What I’ve found is that /var/log/kdm.log was huge, about 2GB on my System! I have deleted kdm.log and reinstalled the proprietary driver. From this time the driver works fine, and KDM comes up on boot.