On Sunday 01 February 2004 02:09, mj001 wrote: > I downloaded and installed 5.2-RELEASE. KDE comes up with its > blue background, shows the login dialog, apparently accepts > the login, but then hangs. The central splash-screen image > never appears. > > Any similar experience, suggestions of how to diagnose the > problem, please? Anything else I can post that would help?
I suppose you're using kdm. Disable it, then create an .xinitrc, with like so: echo 'exec /usr/local/bin/startkde' > ~/.xinitrc then type 'startx'. WARNING: Backup your files when needed and if you fear losing settings, consider setting up a virgin user account first. If this works properly, this narrows down the problem to kdm. If it doesn't, then CTRL-ALT_BACKSPACE to stop X and KDE and start x via: nohup startx Exit the same way when it hangs and examine nohup.out for errors and oddities. -- Melvyn ======================================================= FreeBSD sarevok.webteckies.org 5.2-CURRENT FreeBSD 5.2-CURRENT #0: Wed Jan 28 18:01:18 CET 2004 [EMAIL PROTECTED]:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/SAREVOK_NOAPM_NODEBUG i386 =======================================================