kdm pre-4.1 fails to start X

Rex Dieter rdieter at math.unl.edu
Mon Jul 14 14:44:41 UTC 2008

Rex Dieter wrote:

> Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
>> I'm running the kde-unstable version from kde-redhat, currently at
>> version 4.0.98, and have kdm as my desktop manager.
>> When going into runlevel 5, X starts up and gives me an error box
>> complaining that it can't find /usr/share/kde4/apps/kdm/themes/circles.
>> Clicking on OK then terminates X, though kdm is still running.
>> A look at /usr/share/kde4/apps/kdm/themes shows two subdirectories,
>> FedoraWaves and oxygen.
>> This of course happens before any login, so it can't be a problem with
>> my personal settings. If I log in at a console and run 'startx', KDE
>> starts up normally. Ditto if I run gdm instead of kdm.
>> Is this something trivial or do I need to go to BZ?
> Sure enough, circles has gone awol (not sure why yet).

OK, found problem, patched into kdebase-workspace-4.0.98-4 (and fixed
upstream), so circles kdm theme is included again.

-- Rex

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