[mythtv-users] KDE logs out immediately after logging in
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Sun Jan 29 17:00:34 UTC 2006
> On Jan 28, 2006, at 11:35 AM, Derek Scollon wrote:
>> I suspect this is a problem with KDE rather than Mythtv, but I was
>> hoping maybe one of you could point me in the right direction to
>> start debugging this.
>> I built a Mythtv box using FC3 about a year ago and followed the
>> Fedora HOWTO, including the step to log into KDE and start the
>> Mythtv frontend automatically after booting up. This worked
>> faultlessly until I recently moved house. I've finally got around
>> to setting the box up again (I believe) in the same way as before.
>> Now after booting, I am presented with a KDE login screen. After
>> entering the login, I am immediately thrown back to the login
>> screen. I know the login details are correct because if I enter
>> wrong details, I get a message telling me they're wrong.
>> Any idea what would be causing KDE to immediately log out after
>> logging in like this? I haven't included many specifics here
>> because I'm not sure what specifics are relevant to this problem,
>> so just ask if you need more detail. I'm mystified what has
>> happened when apparently nothing has changed except my home address.
> You obviously haven't been made aware of the "region locking" the
> MPAA has imposed on KDE, since it has heard that KDE can play DVDs.
> Just kidding.
> Are you being presented with a graphical KDE login? If you can get
> back to booting into text mode, then starting KDE with "startx", you
> can then see what messages KDE is giving you when you try to start it.
> You could also check the appropriate log files, but the above method
> is more likely to spot your problems.
> Normally if you start in text mode you would have a ".xinitrc" file
> in your home directory, the contents of which is "exec startkde", I'm
> not sure how you are starting kde.
> You are correct, however, this is a kde or system problem, not a
> MythTV one.
Had one of those DOH! moments today. Logged in as root to check a few things and as I usually do, started by typing df. Between dismantling the TV and switching off the box, the hard disk had filled to 100%. No wonder KDE couldn't start up. Deleted a few files and I'm up and running again.
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