kdm pre-4.1 fails to start X

Patrick O'Callaghan pocallaghan at gmail.com
Mon Jul 14 14:49:11 UTC 2008

On Mon, 2008-07-14 at 09:26 -0500, 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).
> In this case, circles was never the default (did you modify it for that
> choice?), and coding to work around individual cases of themes disappearing
> or incompatible ones is a losing battle.
> The better fix, imo, would be for kdm to fail more gracefully (like in
> kde3).

If I knew where the setting was stored I could just fix or remove it,
but obviously it's not in my personal config, so where is it?


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