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Stuck at KDE Login screen - Infinite loop

Postby anandrkris on Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:07 pm

Hi All,

I am unable to login to Linux Mint 13 KDE. What i suspect to be the issue is that root partition shows 100% usage (df) and hence unable to boot into KDE session.
What i've done so far - CTRL+ALT+F1 , login to tty1 and deleted /var/apt/archives to free up space plus some log files. Still no luck and shows 100% usage. How to clear up the space? Could it be due to corrupted files?

I faced this issue earlier but that was when i messed up some Kwin settings and had to delete .kde it to make it work. I tried moving .kde and .kdeold but didnt work this time.

Any pointers will be helpful. Also, how to view kdm error logs?
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Re: Stuck at KDE Login screen - Infinite loop

Postby eyemeansit on Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:18 am

I have the same issue, after latest updates (4/5/2013) on Linux Mint 14. The update brought in KDE 4.10.2, updating from 4.10.1, which worked fine. Keeps bringing me back to the login screen, no matter which kernel I try to boot from in grub. Not sure how to downgrade KDE, but I may have to figure it out!
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Re: Stuck at KDE Login screen - Infinite loop

Postby ayaz99 on Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:30 am

Last night, I had exactly the same issue after I updated to KDE 4.10.2 from KDE 4.10.1 (via update manager). I have to resotre image on my hard drive to 4.10.0 :( (I did not image 4.10.1). I am running LM 14 KDE 64 bit.
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Re: Stuck at KDE Login screen - Infinite loop

Postby Stennie on Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:46 am

Netrunner has the same problem. :shock:
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Re: Stuck at KDE Login screen - Infinite loop

Postby labapare on Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:25 pm

I'm using LM 14 KDE 64 bit, can't logon after the updates from yesterday.
Trying to logon but it kicks me back to the logon screen.
But will let me logon in terminal mode.
Hope there is a quick fix, this is my main desktop.
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Re: Stuck at KDE Login screen - Infinite loop

Postby Zalbor on Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:50 pm

I'm having the same problem, with LM14... I tried to "service kdm stop" and then "startx" from a terminal and it failed, but the output didn't reveal anything. Only "xinit: connection to X server lost". Trying to log in to failsafe sessions doesn't work either.
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Re: Stuck at KDE Login screen - Infinite loop

Postby anandrkris on Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:59 pm

I have this issue even before update! Not sure. Is your root partition full since you downloaded the update packages? Check with df for disk usage and remove the /var/cache/apt/archive *.deb files if that is the case. I faced a similar issue sometime ago.
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Re: Stuck at KDE Login screen - Infinite loop

Postby OberonKing on Fri Apr 05, 2013 3:31 pm

Same Here... after update to kde 4.10.2 :evil:
Maybe it's a broken .deb or dependencies issues... I don't know.
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Re: Stuck at KDE Login screen - Infinite loop

Postby Xenuri on Fri Apr 05, 2013 5:11 pm

Hi I'm new here, thought id jump in and make this my first post as I've just recovered from this issue...

Ok, my solution was to first hit ctrl+alt+f1 at login and reconfigure Xorg
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dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

second, reboot and go into 'Recovery mode' > 'Enable Networking' & 'Fix Broken Packages' then restart, hopefully you should be good to go!
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Re: Stuck at KDE Login screen - Infinite loop

Postby OberonKing on Fri Apr 05, 2013 5:45 pm

Xenuri wrote:second, reboot and go into 'Recovery mode' > 'Enable Networking' & 'Fix Broken Packages' then restart, hopefully you should be good to go!


I don't have broken packages.... what packages are you talking about??
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Re: Stuck at KDE Login screen - Infinite loop

Postby Zalbor on Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:07 pm

I'm not sure what happened.
I decided to install mint-meta-mate so that I'd have a desktop until KDE is fixed. After the installation, MATE wasn't working properly (windows flashing and other things). I logged out and tried KDE again, and this time it worked. I uninstalled MATE and KDE still works, so... I don't know how it got fixed.
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Re: Stuck at KDE Login screen - Infinite loop

Postby Xenuri on Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:21 pm

OberonKing wrote:
Xenuri wrote:second, reboot and go into 'Recovery mode' > 'Enable Networking' & 'Fix Broken Packages' then restart, hopefully you should be good to go!


I don't have broken packages.... what packages are you talking about??


I have no idea, I just tried it on the hope it would sort the problem and a whole bunch of packages were replaced
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Re: Stuck at KDE Login screen - Infinite loop

Postby igor83 on Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:34 pm

Xenuri wrote:
OberonKing wrote:
Xenuri wrote:second, reboot and go into 'Recovery mode' > 'Enable Networking' & 'Fix Broken Packages' then restart, hopefully you should be good to go!


I don't have broken packages.... what packages are you talking about??


I have no idea, I just tried it on the hope it would sort the problem and a whole bunch of packages were replaced


I tried your fix and, while there was a lot of package-updating going on, it did not solve the issue after a reboot. My desktop is still in the endless login-loop.
My desktop runs 64-bit Kubuntu 13.04, my htpc runs 64-bit Linux Mint Nadia Xfce, my answering machine runs 64-bit windows 7, and my laptop runs 64-bit Linux Mint Nadia KDE. Each seems suited to its purpose.
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Re: Stuck at KDE Login screen - Infinite loop

Postby OberonKing on Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:36 pm

Maybe in a day or two I try this out again.. Maybe :smile:

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Re: Stuck at KDE Login screen - Infinite loop

Postby herionz on Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:28 pm

Had the same problem as you did guys, after today morning update I couldn't get pass the login screen due to endless loop when trying to log.

I managed to solve it by:

Opening a terminal, making
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sudo apt-get update
and
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sudo apt-get upgrade
I had to force ubuntu ppa:/backports but after that I found a lot of packages that seem to not have been installed correctly or that were updated again later today.After doing so though, I couldn't still get pass through the login screen loop, but I checked it again and realized that just one package seem to not had uptaded, which was "kde-workspace", so just forced the package
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sudo apt-get install kde-workspace
After that I was able to make a startx fine and after reboot login screen behave normal again.
I had a little panic attack when doing so because at the middle of the forced update of "kde-workspace" with the command line everything went black for a while but after a minute the monitor signal returned and everything had installed fine.

Hope it help you guys.
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Re: Stuck at KDE Login screen - Infinite loop

Postby igor83 on Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:12 pm

herionz wrote:Had the same problem as you did guys, after today morning update I couldn't get pass the login screen due to endless loop when trying to log.

I managed to solve it by:

Opening a terminal, making
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sudo apt-get update
and
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sudo apt-get upgrade
I had to force ubuntu ppa:/backports but after that I found a lot of packages that seem to not have been installed correctly or that were updated again later today.After doing so though, I couldn't still get pass through the login screen loop, but I checked it again and realized that just one package seem to not had uptaded, which was "kde-workspace", so just forced the package
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sudo apt-get install kde-workspace
After that I was able to make a startx fine and after reboot login screen behave normal again.
I had a little panic attack when doing so because at the middle of the forced update of "kde-workspace" with the command line everything went black for a while but after a minute the monitor signal returned and everything had installed fine.

Hope it help you guys.


Only the first of the above commands actually does anything on my rig. I think kde-workspace had already been updated on my rig. The first command is basically downloading the package headers to determine whether anything needs updating. It's going to do that whether there is anything that needs updating or not. Bear in mind I had already been doing a lot of updates earlier today.

Now when I entered startx, Presto! I'm back to my desktop. I can go into settings and instruct KDE not to give ask me the password anymore. But upon reboot, we are back to password hell. KDE does not remember that I turned the password off, and it does not care whether I enter the correct password or not, because it is determined to keep asking the password until Doom's Day. The only way to get to the desktop is, as you suggested, go to the console and enter startx, and that works until the next reboot. So this is a temporary workaround, but not a solution for me. A solution is when you reboot and the password trap is gone.
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Re: Stuck at KDE Login screen - Infinite loop

Postby ayaz99 on Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:53 pm

ayaz99 wrote:Apr 5, I had exactly the same issue after I updated to KDE 4.10.2 from KDE 4.10.1 (via update manager). I have to resotre image on my hard drive to 4.10.0 :( (I did not image 4.10.1). I am running LM 14 KDE 64 bit.

Apr 6, upgraded to 4.10.2 via terminal (from 4.10.0):
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sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

This time it was a success, rebooted twice to ensure it does not get stuck at the login screen again so far so good. Now I have 4.10.2. Also just upgraded to Kernel 3.8.5 reboot no issues. It seems like they fixed it :) .
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Re: Stuck at KDE Login screen - Infinite loop

Postby David Valentine on Sat Apr 06, 2013 2:17 am

I am running LM 14 KDE 64 bit. Until today, it has been near perfect. After today's updates, I cannot get past the KDE login screen. I have been able to log in using console, allowing me to try the above suggestions and others (creating a new account), but none of them have worked. And yes, I had autologin enabled (I did not know that that could be an issue). For that sin, apparently, I have lost the use of my computer and now pretty much have to re-install my OS from scratch. That is not good.
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Re: Stuck at KDE Login screen - Infinite loop

Postby anandrkris on Sat Apr 06, 2013 3:26 am

Not sure, if it will fix the issue for 4.10.2, i installed GDM and configured it as default login manager instead of KDM and it worked for me!
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Re: Stuck at KDE Login screen - Infinite loop

Postby anandrkris on Sat Apr 06, 2013 3:27 am

Cheers,
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