Startkde issue

Nero Wolfe Band
Tue Jan 9 14:50:00 GMT 2018

Thanks for the answer.
I tried it and it works. But kde desktop is unusable: I can see only a
black screen.


2018-01-09 6:49 GMT+01:00 Robert McBroom <>:

> On 01/05/2018 07:01 AM, Nero Wolfe Band wrote:
>> Hello everyone.
>> I can't understand why startkde doesn't work in my pc.
>> My PC is a W7 64bit
>> I launch Cygwin Terminal (D:\..\mintty.exe -i /Cygwin-Terminal.ico -)
>> I launch "startkde" but kde can't start. I get the error "$DISPLAY is not
>> set or cannot connect to the X server."
>> Issue seems to be in kcheckrunning command in the /usr/bin/startkde
>> script.
>> I try to run it standalone and it gives always RC=2, even without any
>> xserver running!
>> Anyway, xfce (startxfce4) works greatly and launching a kde app in it
>> (i.e.: kwrite), works correctly.
>> I can't find anything useful in the web.
>> Any idea?
>> Thanks.
>> Massimiliano
>> If you issue a startxwin command in terminal and then start a new
> terminal from the X application menu icon on the start bar $DISPLAY will be
> set and an X server.

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