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I've upgraded my virtual machine from Opensuse 12.2 M3 to 12.2 Beta 1 and it hangs at the startup after the mysqld. However I can manually access a terminal and start kdm as root but kdm doesn't recognize my user? I have double checked the password and it's not a typo? I don't have special character like here http://www.kubuntuforums.net/showthread.php?58623-Can-t-login-via-KDM-after-upgrading-to-Precise/page1, too.

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What is '12.2 M3' and '12.2 Beta'? – jippie Jun 2 '12 at 18:52
opensuse 12.2 M3 ... – Betterdev Jun 2 '12 at 19:00
What is in your logs? Check /var/log/auth.log, /var/log/messages, /var/log/kdm.log. Are there any informations about failed logins? – pbm Jun 4 '12 at 21:23
@pbm: It was .xinitrc missing the line exec startkde. – Betterdev Jun 4 '12 at 21:37
@David: post it as answer... – pbm Jun 4 '12 at 21:52
up vote 0 down vote accepted

It was my .xinitrc missing the line exec startkde and cannot start a windowmanager.

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