Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 60477
KDE gives blank screen
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:40:40 EDT
Description of Problem:
When I execute startx, KDE will display the KDE log and hang for several seconds
on "Initializing system services". After a while, the logo disappears and I am
left with a blank blue screen (i.e. no front panel). I have to exit using
ctrl-alt-backspace. When I exit, I see the following message:
It looks like dcopserver is already running. If you are sure
that it is not already running, remove /home/stephen/.DCOPserver_h24-83-219-128_:0
and start dcopserver again.
kdeinit: Communication error with launcher. Exiting!
KDE Daemon (kded) already running.
I am running gnome to submit this bug and when I do "ps -ef | grep kde", I get:
stephen 1053 1 0 Feb27 ? 00:00:00 kdeinit: dcopserver --nosid
stephen 1965 1 0 Feb27 ? 00:00:00 kdeinit: klauncher
stephen 2588 1 0 Feb27 ? 00:00:00 kdeinit: Running...
stephen 2805 2668 0 00:06 pts/1 00:00:00 grep kde
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
I installed the following RPMS from updates.redhat.com:
100% but I haven't re-booted yet.
KDE starts up properly.
I just recently installed (not upgraded) 7.2 on this machine. Previously I had
7.1 installed and working fine with KDE on this machine. I have done minimal
configuration changes to this machine so far and nothing to do with X or KDE,
yet. It is basically vanilla.
Rebooting didn't fix the problem.
Does "rm -rf /tmp/.X11-unix /tmp/.ICE-unix ~/.DCOP* ~/.kde/tmp-* ~/.kde/socket*" help?
That worked. What did I just do? Can you point me to some documentation
explaining this black magic?
Hmmm..., it seemed to only work that one time. Removing these files again has
There is a problem with the sound system. Before it stopped starting up, I
would get an error saying that it was using a null sound device or something
Which kernel and soundcard are you using?
If you are interested, my sound card is an old Soundblaster 16. My kernel is
kernel-2.4.9-31 (i386). I am going to close this since I haven't noticed the
startup problem since upgrading to KDE 3.0