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Black screen on Pi 2 with kde-workspace package

Jason_25

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I was not able to successfully start up KDE on the Pi 2. The startup screen appears with the moving icons, but once they finish I am met with a black screen. I am using startx with a link to /usr/local/bin/startkde4.

When switching back to the console I see a lot of errors flash by but there usually are a lot of errors in the console when using KDE 4. One error in particular I see is "communication problem with plasma-desktop - it probably crashed".

I have tried deleting .kde and the /var/tmp/kdecache folders. I have not created an xorg.conf; the scfb driver is being loaded automatically at framebuffer resolution. The only package available is the minimal kde-workspace metapackage but I understand I should at least be able to see a desktop.

I am going to need KDE 4 to force adjust window sizes for a small touchscreen.

This gives me the feeling that building it myself will not change things if the official package is not working.

Is there anything I can try to get this to work?
 

Jason_25

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I installed the kde-workspace package on a laptop today and was met with a fairly unusable black desktop on there as well. I just wanted to update that the way forward here would be to try to compile the full KDE 4 yourself. There used to be a fairly good working minimal KDE 4 package available for FreeBSD but apparently no longer.
 
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