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    Exclamation BT5 KDE 64bit - startx problem


    here is the fix for backtrack5 KDE4 64bit ::
    rm /root/.kde/cache-root/icon-cache.kcache
    rm /root/.kde/cache-root/plasma_theme_Volatile.kcache
    rm /root/.kde/cache-bt/icon-cache.kcache
    rm /root/.kde/cache-bt/plasma_theme_Volatile.kcache
    then 'startx', and there be the glorious KDE4 64bit on backtrack 5 pics to prove it attached

    FYI => you will need to run the above 'rm' commands multiple times during the install and upgrade process. the rule is, if 'startx' fails on you, run the above commands.

    as KMDave points out, you may need to also remove the cache folders in /var/tmp like so ::
    rm -rf /var/tmp/kdecache-<username>
    Quote Originally Posted by KMDave View Post
    Well if removing the cache directories in your home folder doesn't fix the problem, like it was on my machine, you also have to delete the /var/tmp/kdecache-<username> folder. It will also remove any modifications like added panels, icons added to the panel and so on.
    I debated wether to put this post in BUGS or somewhere's else, but final decision was here.. MODs feel free to move it if I choose wrong.

    I am running VMware Workstation 7.1.4 (7.1.4 build-385536), Win7 ultimate x64 as host OS -> BT5-KDE4-64(.iso) as guest OS.
    (the BT5-GNOME-VM 32bit works great, btw)

    here's the issue I face currently. I can boot the BT5-KDE4-64(.iso) within VMware, and I choose the default text console, it boots fine... the trouble is that I cannot get KDE4 to work. as soon as I punch in 'startx' I see the initial graphical KDE4 start-up "loading.." screen with the 4 icons. the thing here is that the 1st icon is the ONLY icon that ever gets highlighted. after a few moments X errors out and kicks me to the text console again.

    here are the errors I get once xorg kicks me out ::
    X.Org X Server 1.7.6
    Release Date: 2010-03-17
    X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
    Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.24-28-server x86_64 Ubuntu
    Current Operating System: Linux root 2.6.38 #1 SMP Thu Mar 17 22:59:29 EDT 2011 x86_64
    Kernel command line: file=/cdrom/preseed/custom.seed boot=casper initrd=/casper/initrd.gz text splash vga=791-- BOOT_IMAGE=/casper/vmlinuz
    Build Date: 08 March 2011  08:22:34AM
    xorg-server 2:1.7.6-2ubuntu7.6 (For technical support please see
    Current version of pixman: 0.16.4
            Before reporting problems, check
            to make sure that you have the latest version.
    Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
            (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
            (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
    (==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Wed May 11 03:23:34 2011
    (==) Using config directory: "/usr/lib/X11/xorg.conf.d"
    error setting MTRR (base = 0xd0000000, size = 0x01000000, type = 1) Inappropriate ioctl for device (25)
    waiting for X server to shut down .error setting MTRR (base = 0xd0000000, size = 0x01000000, type = 1) Inappropriate ioctl for device (25)
     ddxSigGiveUp: Closing log
    here are some interesting errors from /var/log/messages ::
    May 11 02:44:21 root kernel: [  601.390887] kded4[2515] trap divide error ip:7fe9a534b61f sp:7fff262eff70 error:0 in[7fe9a50fd000+2c1000]
    May 11 02:44:31 root kernel: [  611.391138] kcminit_startup[2519] trap divide error ip:7fbe4161961f sp:7fffc2d6b4a0 error:0 in[7fbe413cb000+2c1000]
    May 11 02:44:41 root kernel: [  621.391287] ksmserver[2522] trap divide error ip:7fa4d9d2a61f sp:7fffe85241d0 error:0 in[7fa4d9adc000+2c1000]
    May 11 02:50:37 root kernel: [  977.391261] kded4[2693] trap divide error ip:7f3377fab61f sp:7fff76aee970 error:0 in[7f3377d5d000+2c1000]
    May 11 02:50:47 root kernel: [  987.390960] kcminit_startup[2697] trap divide error ip:7f154d85661f sp:7fff093a22a0 error:0 in[7f154d608000+2c1000]
    May 11 02:50:57 root kernel: [  997.391154] ksmserver[2701] trap divide error ip:7feab2ee661f sp:7fff3c003690 error:0 in[7feab2c98000+2c1000]
    I'm hoping someone can help me out, or has a suggestion on what to try. the fact being that the KDE4 graphical screen comes up just fine makes me think this isn't a graphical issue.

    of note, I did verify that my BT5-KDE4-64(.iso)'s md5 matches the one in the .txt file, so I believe the download was good. I did not burn the ISO to disc, I am just using the ISO itself in VMware to create a virtual machine.

    -- thanks backtrack team for everything you guys do! other then this issue with KDE, gnome has treated me perfect so far (both 32bit and 64!). I hope this KDE4 issue can get resolved, as I'd love to have a KDE4 64bit virtual machine up and running soon.

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    Last edited by fnord0; 06-06-2011 at 04:57 AM.
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