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PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2008 11:01 pm    Post subject: KDE 4.1: Desktop crashes after login [solved] Reply with quote

I recently upgraded from kde 3.5.9 to 4.1, first with the kdesvn-portage overlay and now with the kde-testing overlay. Everything installed fine, but when I try to login, I'll see the desktop for a half second and then I get kicked back to the login screen. If I choose a "Failsafe" session, I can log in and launch apps just fine (I'm posting this from a failsafe session right now).

Here is a copy of .xsession-errors after I boot straight into kdm and try to login: link.

Here is a copy of the output from `emerge --info`: link.

I'm not sure what other info is helpful, so I'll just post those two for now. Thanks in advance for help.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 1:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

rename your .kde* directories and see if it helps.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 3:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

loftwyr wrote:
rename your .kde* directories and see if it helps.


Tried that. No changes.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 5:10 am    Post subject: Re: KDE 4.1: Desktop crashes after login Reply with quote

funklord wrote:
I recently upgraded from kde 3.5.9 to 4.1, first with the kdesvn-portage overlay and now with the kde-testing overlay. Everything installed fine, but when I try to login, I'll see the desktop for a half second and then I get kicked back to the login screen. If I choose a "Failsafe" session, I can log in and launch apps just fine (I'm posting this from a failsafe session right now).


Me too. The same. If run startkde from xterm on failsafe - too craches.
System amd64 (Core2Duo)
Kernel 2.6.26
Video driver masked nvidia-drivers-177*

PS: I returns to 3.9.10
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello.
I had same issues some time ago.
For me helps to simplify xorg.conf:
Code:

 65 Section "Device"
 66     Identifier  "Card0"
 67     Driver      "nvidia"
 68     VendorName  "nVidia Corporation"
 69 #   Option      "AllowGLXWithComposite" "true"
 70 #   Option      "RenderAccel" "true"
 71 #   Option      "backingstore" "true"
 72 #   Option      "XAANoOffscreenPixmaps" "true"
 73 #   Option      "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"
 74 #    Option   "UseEdidDpi"   "FALSE"
 75     Option      "DPI"   "96x96"
 76 EndSection

Works now.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 3:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

solshark wrote:
Hello.
I had same issues some time ago.
For me helps to simplify xorg.conf:
Code:

 65 Section "Device"
 66     Identifier  "Card0"
 67     Driver      "nvidia"
 68     VendorName  "nVidia Corporation"
 69 #   Option      "AllowGLXWithComposite" "true"
 70 #   Option      "RenderAccel" "true"
 71 #   Option      "backingstore" "true"
 72 #   Option      "XAANoOffscreenPixmaps" "true"
 73 #   Option      "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"
 74 #    Option   "UseEdidDpi"   "FALSE"
 75     Option      "DPI"   "96x96"
 76 EndSection

Works now.


It must have been a problem with composite. After I commented out all the options on my card in xorg.conf like you suggested, and commented out the composite extension section, I was able to boot into kde successfully. Am I missing anything by not having composite enabled?
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

funklord wrote:
solshark wrote:
Hello.
I had same issues some time ago.
For me helps to simplify xorg.conf:
Code:

 65 Section "Device"
 66     Identifier  "Card0"
 67     Driver      "nvidia"
 68     VendorName  "nVidia Corporation"
 69 #   Option      "AllowGLXWithComposite" "true"
 70 #   Option      "RenderAccel" "true"
 71 #   Option      "backingstore" "true"
 72 #   Option      "XAANoOffscreenPixmaps" "true"
 73 #   Option      "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"
 74 #    Option   "UseEdidDpi"   "FALSE"
 75     Option      "DPI"   "96x96"
 76 EndSection

Works now.


It must have been a problem with composite. After I commented out all the options on my card in xorg.conf like you suggested, and commented out the composite extension section, I was able to boot into kde successfully. Am I missing anything by not having composite enabled?

You will miss dektop effects. Nvidia cards seem to have performance problems with it. Oh, in your case it was not an performance problem :p It's up to nvidia when this will work good.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

solshark wrote:

71 # Option "backingstore" "true"

My find :-)
Only this string need by coment.
RenderAccel and Composite - work normal.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

APolozov wrote:
solshark wrote:

71 # Option "backingstore" "true"

My find :-)
Only this string need by coment.
RenderAccel and Composite - work normal.


When I have more time I'll go back and figure out what exactly fixed it for me (and I'll report the results here). For now, I'm just happy to have a working desktop again.
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