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    no graphical login..

    helo..

    I've recently upgraded my version of kde.. by doing the following:

    apt-get update
    apt-get install kdm
    apt-get install kde

    after it finished all its downloads/updates I restarted kde... /etc/init.d/kdm restart

    the login screen comes up.. i select either my root or user accounts and neither of them are able to login.. it just gives invalid login.. I've restarted the box.. and still have the same issue.. I can login via console so im a little miffed at what could be causing this.. i've tried renaming the .kde directory's for root and the user but no go..

    any help is appreciated.. cheers

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    Select kde3 from the session type menu option.

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    tried that.. still a no go..

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    Just guessing here but could it have something to do with a missing .xsession file in the home directory ?
    BTW, what do you get in .xsession-errors ?

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    Have you ungraded to KDE 3.2.1? The login manager in KDE3.2 is all new & so far not configurable. see KDE bug report 75882 (http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=75882).
    I successfully upgaded Mandrake to KDE3.2.0 but when I tried to upgrade Morphix to KDE3.2.1 I had basically the same problem you have. I was able to get logged in but as root only & then I couldn't log out...it would just keep trying to re-login at the graphical login. Maybe the KDE3.2.1 deb package is no good.
    I ended up chucking Morphix (it wasn't working out anyway), installed Knoppix 3.3 instead but I haven't attacked it enough to break it (yet).

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    Just had another thought (Wow...two in one day!). Check out this link (KDE board)
    http://www.kde-forum.org/viewtopic.php?p=9609#9609
    and this one (KDE bug report)
    http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=68331
    Maybe, just maybe the solution to your problem has something to do with 'pam'.
    I haven't a clue what pam is but 'solution #17' did work on my Mandrake system 'authentication failure' error message.

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    Cheers! I'll check it out and let you know the results

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    well i managed to fix it thanx to those who helped.. it appears that in my /etc/pam.d dir i had both a kdm and xdm config.. once i renamed the kdm to kdm-old started it up.. and she's away.. funny thing is.. it doesn't appear to have updated my kde version at all.. only added a few missing packages..

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