KDE blank screen

William Immendorf will.immendorf at gmail.com
Wed Nov 25 07:26:42 PST 2009

On Wed, Nov 25, 2009 at 9:17 AM, Jason Ash <ashman105 at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm going through the stable BLFS book, and I just installed kdelibs and kdebase 3.5.9. I also configured my xinitrc file to start kde automatically upon typing startx. When I type startx, it went through the KDE personalization wizard, then said, "initializing devices ... >kde is up and running." However, the only thing that appears is a mouse cursor on a blank, black background without anything else >showing. I wonder what I did wrong because the X server worked with its default twm, and KDE is the only other windows manager >I've installed. I outputted the text of what happens after I type startx for you to examine. I'm a newbie at LFS, but I'm learning little >by little.
I'd advise you NOT to use current stable BLFS right now, and not to
use LFS 6.3. Please use LFS 6.5, and BLFS SVN, it should work for you.

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