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From: "Yuri K. Shatroff" <yks-uno@××××××.ru>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] kdm: can't login and start KDE
Date: Tue, 09 Apr 2013 09:43:36
1 Hello gentoo-users,
3 Yesterday I completed a world update (amd64, unstable) and now I can't
4 login with kdm.
5 (I have kdm set as display manager in /etc/conf.d/xdm, and started from
6 default runlevel)
7 After booting, the login screen appears as usual. I type login/password
8 and then a glimpse of X's default x-shaped pointer on black background
9 appears, returning to the login screen.
10 I don't get any sensible errors, neither in kdm.log nor in messages, all
11 I see is:
13 [/var/log/kdm.log]
14 -----------------------------
15 klauncher(21958) kdemain: No DBUS session-bus found. Check if you have
16 started the DBUS server.
17 kdeinit4: Communication error with launcher. Exiting!
18 kdmgreet(21952)/kdecore (K*TimeZone*): KSystemTimeZones: ktimezoned
19 initialize() D-Bus call failed: "Not connected to D-Bus server"
21 kdmgreet(21952)/kdecore (K*TimeZone*): No time zone information obtained
22 from ktimezoned
23 -----------------------------
25 But I guess this is unrelated, since dbus is running (and restarting it
26 doesn't help, nor does restarting xdm)
28 Each time login fails I also see this in
29 [/var/log/messages]
30 -----------------------------
31 Apr 9 11:33:53 localhost kdm: :0[20396]: pam_unix(kde:session): session
32 opened for user yks by (uid=0)
33 Apr 9 11:33:54 localhost kdm: :0[20396]: pam_unix(kde:session): session
34 closed for user yks
35 -----------------------------
37 No other logs appear to change.
39 Needless to say that kdm 4.10.1 and earlier worked properly, and no
40 configuration files were changed during the last update.
42 As a workaround, I just typed startx on the console (with startkde in
43 .xinitrc) and KDE started up, so I assume the problem is somewhere
44 around kdm.
46 Any ideas?
48 P.S. I had no problem with networking and udev which got updated from
49 197-r9 to 200 and the network interface name didn't change from eth0
50 (the 80-*rules file was a regular file full of commented text)
52 --
53 Best wishes,
54 Yuri K. Shatroff


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Re: [gentoo-user] kdm: can't login and start KDE "João Matos" <jaoneto@×××××.com>