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I am running a new install of Debian Jessie and just tried to install KDE and when I login choosing plasma as my desktop environment it goes to a plasma splash screen for a few seconds then goes right back to the normal login screen. How can I fix this? Where would you look?

The content of my .xsession-errors file is as follows:

Xsession: X session started for nathan at Thu Oct 29 00:56:25 MDT 2015
localuser:nathan being added to access control list
Loading stage  "initial" 193
startkde: Starting up...
kdeinit5: preparing to launch 'libkdeinit5_klauncher'
kdeinit5: Launched KLauncher, pid = 950, result = 0
Qt: Session management error: networkIdsList argument is NULL
Connecting to deprecated signal  QDBusConnectionInterface::serviceOwnerChanged(QString,QString,QString)
kdeinit5: opened connection to :1
kdeinit5: preparing to launch 'libkdeinit5_kded5'
kdeinit5: Launched KDED, pid = 952 result = 0
kdeinit5: preparing to launch 'libkdeinit5_kcminit_startup'
kdeinit5: Launched 'kcminit_startup', pid = 953 result = 0
Qt: Session management error: networkIdsList argument is NULL
Recreating ksycoca file ("/home/nathan/.cache  /ksycoca5_en_ABGG1sD7FGwLWpevNW74RXeZhv0=", version 303)
KCrash: crashing... crashRecursionCounter = 2
KCrash: Application Name = kdeinit5 path = /usr/bin pid = 952
KCrash: Arguments: /usr/bin/kdeinit5
KCrash: Attempting to start /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libexec/drkonqi   from kdeinit
kdeinit5: Got EXEC_NEW '/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libexec/drkonqi' from wrapper.
kdeinit5: preparing to launch '/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libexec/drkonqi'
kdeinit5: PID 957 terminated.
Menu "applications-kmenuedit.menu" not found.
Saving
kdeinit5: Got SETENV 'KDE_MULTIHEAD=false' from launcher.
Initializing  "kcm_input" :  "kcminit_mouse"
kdeinit5: PID 953 terminated.
KCrash: crashing... crashRecursionCounter = 2
KCrash: Application Name = kdeinit5 path = /usr/bin pid = 954
KCrash: Arguments: /usr/bin/kdeinit5
KCrash: Attempting to start /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libexec/drkonqi   from kdeinit
kdeinit5: Got EXEC_NEW '/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libexec/drkonqi' from   wrapper.
kdeinit5: preparing to launch '/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libexec/drkonqi'
kdeinit5: Got KWRAPPER 'ksmserver' from wrapper.
kdeinit5: preparing to launch 'libkdeinit5_ksmserver'
kdeinit5: PID 952 terminated.
kdeinit5: PID 960 terminated.
Qt: Session management error: networkIdsList argument is NULL
KCrash: crashing... crashRecursionCounter = 2
KCrash: Application Name = kdeinit5 path = /usr/bin pid = 961
KCrash: Arguments: /usr/bin/kdeinit5
KCrash: Attempting to start /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libexec/drkonqi   from kdeinit
kdeinit5: Got EXEC_NEW '/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libexec/drkonqi' from   wrapper.
kdeinit5: preparing to launch '/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libexec/drkonqi'
kdeinit5: PID 964 terminated.
kdeinit5: PID 961 terminated.
startkde: Shutting down...
kdeinit5: terminate KDE.
klauncher: Exiting on signal 1
startkde: Running shutdown scripts...
startkde: Done.
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    Does this help? askubuntu.com/questions/223501/… Oct 28, 2015 at 6:30
  • How did you install KDE? the usual method is to install the proper 'task' for that, which you can do with tasksel. Also, can you add the contents of the file .xsession-errors in your home directory to the question? Oct 28, 2015 at 7:15
  • So I did install it using tasksel, and there is no .xsession-errors file in my home directory Oct 29, 2015 at 5:30
  • I decided to just reinstall Debian and on the initial tasksel screen deselected all the other desktops and just selected KDE. Now it will not even go to a login, just a black screen with a static cursor at the top left corner. I used ctrl-alt-f5 to get a shell and tried running startx and it showed the plasma splash screen, then went back to the console and this time there was a .xsession-errors file (posted above) @WouterVerhelst Oct 29, 2015 at 7:30

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Check if user home directory is proper and have necessary permissions. I have face similar issue while adding new user in Debian.

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