Hello to all (K)Ubuntu users,
I installed Kubuntu 10.10 after it's release. (I used to use ubuntu, I want to try kubuntu now)

Now I can't login in Kubuntu:
When(/if) I login with my username and password, KDE loads(I mean the splashscreen),
but if it's ready nearly, the screen becomes dark and I'm back in the login-manager.

I tried many things:
With a new user or
with installing gdm or
install it new (two times!)

Thank you for helping

PS: Ubuntu works normal

EDIT: The text-console-mode(or however it's named in english) isn't working at all,seems like a graphics bug or something similiar.
And there aren't very many (hidden) ".folders", just .kde .config .dbus .fontconfig and some ".files".

2 Answers 2


Try removing the kde configurations for the user by moving the .kde directory in the users home directory to a different name and see if you can then log in.

Often these problems are incompatibilities or something that is reminiscent from a crash that causes such problems.

  • Thank you for your suggestion, I've tried it but it doesn't work. It's ordinary that in the home folder not many ".folders" are, after a fresh install and before a (successful) login?
    – Daniel
    Oct 14, 2010 at 13:05

I hope that you have this sorted out by now as October 14th was awhile ago. I would install another desktop environment or exit to a command prompt from the login screen using Session manager. Login but from the command line. Then I would do an update and install any upgrades.

sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade startx

Sometimes in an upgrade not everything gets installed properly and you get a partial upgrade. Strange things like this can happen. A full upgrade usually sorts it out.

  • Unfortunely it doesn't work.
    – Daniel
    Nov 7, 2010 at 10:22

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