When attempting to authenticate to KDE desktop, user is returned to login screen
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1. Ensure it is not an authentication problem by booting to the terminal first, authenticating as the user in question. This will give a more direct look at any errors returned.
2. Look at the ~/.xsession-errors file for the user. An error related to the issue may be logged here.
3. Try removing the following files:
- ~/.DCOPserver_* and the /tmp/.ICE_unix directory (KDE's destop communications protocol which directs communication between KDE applications)
- ~/.kde/cache-hostname, ~/.kde/tmp-hostname, and /tmp/tmp-hostname (sometimes a corrupt cache will cause a failure. This will clear out the cache for that user.
5. Check the file permissions against a working user in the users ~/.kde/ directory
6. If this is happening when users are first being created and trying to access KDE ensure that the $TEMPDIR variable is not set (ie it is defaulting to tmp). It appears that some parts of KDE may not use this variable and will still attempt to use the /tmp directory. This may not be an issue in cases where the variable is set and the /tmp directory still exists.
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- Document ID:3517923
- Creation Date: 28-Aug-2007
- Modified Date:15-Mar-2021
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