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Fedora 20 - KDE not starting up

asked 2014-03-30 23:31:23 -0600

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Well, it's been a long time I have a look at KDE. So, I decided to install it too on my Fedora 20 GNOME edition, and have a look at where is KDE now. And I installed KDE using:

yum install @kde-desktop

After rebooting, I tried to login to KDE Plasma and then kde wallpaper comes along with fedora logo, then the hard disk icon, and it stops there. I waited for a long time, and it still not loading. See the following picture for a good idea of what I am saying.

only fedora logo and disk icon is displaying

Here is the relevant portion from journalctl

Mar 31 00:05:07 linux-master /etc/gdm/Xsession[1838]: startkde: Starting up...
Mar 31 00:05:35 linux-master systemd[1]: Starting Stop Read-Ahead Data Collection...
Mar 31 00:05:35 linux-master systemd[1]: Started Stop Read-Ahead Data Collection.
Mar 31 00:08:53 linux-master gdm-Xorg-:0[1304]: (II) AIGLX: Suspending AIGLX clients for VT switch
Mar 31 00:08:53 linux-master systemd[1]: Starting Getty on tty2...
Mar 31 00:08:53 linux-master systemd[1]: Started Getty on tty2.

As you can see, I waited for around 3 minutes before pressing Alt+Ctrl+F2 and rebooting system. Also, there is no logs to show any kind of error. I looked for the hidden file .xsession-errors in my home directory and it is not there. Itried KDE Plasma failsafe mode but that also not starting up. Hanging at disk loading icon.

So, my problem is: i don't get KDE starting up. Also, no logs to pinpoint to any reason for that. I expect any help to find the problem, atleast to find the logs and know what the error is. Right know all I can search on google is KDE not working or KDE not starting.

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Can you check that you can successfully write as your user to your .xsession-errors file? It's odd that you have nothing. You might also try temporarily switching to kdm and seeing if that makes any difference.

billmcgonigle gravatar imagebillmcgonigle ( 2014-04-01 23:31:22 -0600 )edit

hi , try to see if you got anything in logs under /var/log like kdm.log gdm.log Xorg.0.log messages

sergiomb gravatar imagesergiomb ( 2014-09-04 11:53:22 -0600 )edit

Can you please file a bug report? I too have this problem from time to time. Please post back the bug link here.

sudhirkhanger gravatar imagesudhirkhanger ( 2014-09-05 02:48:15 -0600 )edit
deadrat gravatar imagedeadrat ( 2014-09-05 17:18:19 -0600 )edit

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answered 2014-09-04 06:52:22 -0600


I'm having the same problem as you. Have you found the cause of this problem yet? Google isn't very usefull for this problem.. Or maybe I'm asking the wrond questions...

Thanks in advance for your help.

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answered 2014-09-04 07:08:09 -0600

Dear Lord

I feel like a retard... I needed the KDM active as Display manager. Since I had GDM active, there must have been several services not active that were needed for KDE.

Here is a short how to:

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