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Month: August 2017

Mageia 6 crash on login, can't start desktop

From: Tim Williams <tmw@...>
Date: Sun, 6 Aug 2017 17:11:57 +0100
Hi all,

I'm having a trouble getting Trinity working on Mageia 6. I've installed
via the official URPMI repositories, using the trinity-desktop package
to ensure all dependencies are present.

Note, I've got Trinity running OK on my laptop with Mageia 6, but on my
desktop system it's badly broken for reasons I can't trace. My desktop
uses an NFS mounted home directory and and is a dual-monitor system.

If I use TDM as the login manager, the I get dropped out of X back to
the terminal, TDM seems to be unable to start at all. I've switched to
LightDM, which fixed this but TDE isn't listed as an available desktop
in the relevant menu. Fixing this required a symbolic link from
/opt/trinity/share/apps/tdm/sessions/tde.desktop to /usr/share/xsessions.

If I login the initial splash screen appears, but I then get a crash
message which closes before I can read the details, I then get dumped
back at the login manager. If I login using XFCE and try to run
starttde, then I get same behaviour and again, the crash handler
vanishes before I can get at anything useful. I see the following at the
command prompt:

[starttde] Starting starttde.
[starttde] This script is /opt/trinity/bin/starttde
[starttde] TDE version is R14.0.4
[starttde] TDE base directory is /opt/trinity
[starttde] TDEHOME is not set.
[starttde] Set TDEHOME to /home/timw/.trinity.
[starttde] Setting TDEROOTHOME to /root/.trinity.
[starttde] XDG_DATA_DIRS: /opt/trinity/share:/usr/local/share:/usr/share
Start gpg-agent
gpg-agent[18838]: /home/timw/.gnupg/gpg-agent.conf:4: obsolete option
"use-standard-socket" - it has no effect
gpg-agent: a gpg-agent is already running - not starting a new one
End start gpg-agent
[starttde] TDEDIR: /opt/trinity
[starttde] TDEDIRS:
[starttde] Starting Trinity...
[starttde] Trinity hardware control dbus daemon running.
[tdebuildsycoca] tdebuildsycoca running...
[dcopserver] DCOP Cleaning up dead connections.
[starttde] TDE_FULL_SESSION: true
[starttde] TDE_SESSION_UID: 500
[tdeinit] Shutting down running client.
[dcopserver] It looks like dcopserver is already running. If you are sure
that it is not already running, remove /home/timw/.DCOPserver_baa.sheep__0
and start dcopserver again.
[kded] Daemon (kded) is already running.
[tdebuildsycoca] tdebuildsycoca running...
[tdebuildsycoca] Reusing existing tdesycoca.
tdeio (KService*): WARNING: Invalid Service : khtmlimage.desktop
[dcopserver] DCOP Cleaning up dead connections.
[starttde] tdeinit started successfully.
[kcrash] TDECrash: Application 'ksmserver' crashing...
[starttde] Shutting down Trinity...
[tdelauncher] Exiting on signal 1
[starttde] Running Trinity shutdown scripts...
[starttde] Running /home/timw/.trinity/shutdown/
Stop ssh-agent
echo Agent pid 18843 killed;
Finish stop ssh-agent
[starttde] Trinity shutdown complete.

Note, I'm not sure why this is complaining about
/home/timw/.DCOPserver_baa.sheep__0, I've checked prior to start up and
this dir does not exist, nor is it left behind after the crash.

I've tried using a clean user account and also running this as root, but
there is no difference, the start up just crashes.

I've audited my system and have removed all the left behind Mageia 5
packages, so the installation is clean as far as I can tell. TDE
programmes such as konqueror, kate etc start up OK running on XFCE.

Any help much appreciated, I'm somewhat lost without my Trinity desktop
and this is my primary work computer.

Thanks in advance,
Tim W

Tim Williams BSc MSc MBCS
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