Users Unable To Log Into Kde After 6.8 Update

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greetings to all.

CentOS = 6.8 current system = toshiba l455d-s5976 laptop

a new problem has developed after 1st updating of 6.8.

regular user is not able to open kde desktop, can open gnome desktop.

root user can open either kde or gnome desktop.

as a user, when i try to open kde, after entering password, screen goes to a solid blue, then shows a quick full screen view of command line text, too quick to read, then screen changes back to login prompt.

logged in as root, i created a second user, still have same results as above.

searching thru 2+ years of local archives revealed nothing, nor does web searching.

any advise, recommendation, suggestion appreciated.


6 thoughts on - Users Unable To Log Into Kde After 6.8 Update

  • good morning jtj.

    thank you for replying.


    first checking was owner and permissions.

    from /home, user owns and mod is ‘drwx——‘. users ‘home’ has both
    ‘drwx——‘ and ‘drwxrwxr-x’ with files of both ‘-rwx——‘ and

  • I noticed the same problem on a friend’s laptop (though I hadn’t tried logging in as root). I was in a hurry so couldn’t investigate much, but I downgraded xorg-x11-server-common and xorg-x11-server-Xorg to their previous versions and the problem was gone. Does “yum downgrade xorg-x11-server-common xorg-x11-server-Xorg” solve it for you?

  • James B. Byrne wrote:

    1. Have you looked at /var/log/secure?
    2. Does the file /etc/nologin exist?
    3. Look at /etc/pam.d/login, and see if is referenced.


  • information i was asked for is collected, but i am having problem finding a text file storage site that allows viewing instead of downloading. i thought i had bookmarked such, but seems i may have not restored bookmarks for such sites when i rebuilt this box.