I have just upgraded from RH 6.2 to 7.2. I was using KDE before and now
cannot get it to load. I use the Gnome display manager in GUI login
mode (runlevel 5). I am using Gnome now but would like to get back to KDE.
Does anyone know which file/directory permission or which configuration
has to be deleted/modified to get KDE to work on the existing user accounts?
With 6.2, I would just log in with no problems. Now, the screen changes
color, goes grey and then kicks me out to the GDM login prompt again. I
have checked out the error messages by using startx from the command
line and see this message:
/usr/bin/startkde: /tmp/KDE.startkde.JYWUeC: cannot overwrite existing file
It also says that I don't have write permission on /tmp but I do. Even
running as root will give the same error(s).
I created a new account and it works in KDE. I moved every file and
directory (including hidden) from my home account and then brought them
back one-by-one. I could get into KDE then using startx. I then
switched back to runlevel 5 and got the same crash problem when trying
to start KDE from GDM. Now startx crashes as well.