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Re: Preview KDE Live Won't Start Desktop



On Monday 21 April 2008 21:33:05 Andrew Farris wrote:
> Garry T. Williams wrote:
> > The KDE Live Preview CD won't start the desktop on my Dell Dimension
> > E520.  The system is completely unresponsive and the display is blank.
> > I can boot to init level 3, but staring X results in a complete
> > freeze.
> > 
> > The CD boots up normally on my Vaio laptop.
> > 
> > How can I obtain diagnostic information?
> > 
> >  https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=443240 
> 
> The best info you can get is gathered from /var/log/Xorg.0.log after
> you try starting x, and from terminal output.  Use startx from
> runlevel 3 to gather this:
> 
> startx &> startx-output.txt
> 
> Get the logs, and post them as well.  You can also get the output of
> KDM when trying to start it manually from the terminal (it may be
> that X works fine, KDM doesn't).

Unfortunately, the log file is empty.  I mounted one of my disk drives
to record the log before running the startx command from the command
line.  It's empty.

The system just "locks up" after typing startx.  Nothing is
responsive.  No keyboard input; no network.

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Garry T. Williams --- +1 678 656-4579


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