[clug] KDE fails to log in on the first attempt

Brendan Jurd direvus at gmail.com
Fri Aug 14 05:14:05 MDT 2009

2009/8/14 Chris Smart <mail at christophersmart.com>:
> 2009/8/14 Brendan Jurd <direvus at gmail.com>:
>> After booting up, the laptop arrives at the KDM login screen. I put in
>> my password, and the screen goes to black, flickers a couple of times
>> and then dumps me back to the KDM login screen.  I put in my password
>> again, and this time KDE loads up flawlessly.
> A wild wild stab in the dark, but sounds like it's trying to enable
> desktop effects. Tell X to use vesa driver and see if that makes it
> disappear.

Actually, it's succeeding in enabling desktop effects.  I've got that
nice Flip Switch alt-tab thing going on.

I did find the following in my syslog after the login failure ...
maybe relevant, I'll do some more Googling.

Aug 14 21:08:53 localhost kdm: :0[6544]: Cannot open ConsoleKit
session: Unable to open session: Launch helper exited with unknown
return code 0
Aug 14 21:08:53 localhost kdm: :0[6544]: Client start failed
Aug 14 21:08:53 localhost kdm: :0[6544]: Cannot close ConsoleKit
session: Unable to close session: no session open


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