KDE disappears after recent seciruty updates
After I installed the recent security updates, KDE disappeared
as an option from the login screen. Now I can use other window managers
installed, e.g. gnome, but not KDE.
What exactly happened? How can I fix this problem, ie hwo can I load KDE?
Re: KDE disappears after recent seciruty updates
On Thu, 16 Aug 2007 12:02:34 -0400, Peter Browry wrote:[color=blue]
> Hi there:
> After I installed the recent security updates, KDE disappeared
> as an option from the login screen. Now I can use other window managers
> installed, e.g. gnome, but not KDE.
> What exactly happened?[/color]
Since you provided no information, I have no idea.
I have all updates installed and it works for me.
What release of Mandriva/Mandrake are you running?
Show us the results from the following:
grep updates /etc/urpmi/urpmi.cfg
> How can I fix this problem, ie hwo can I load KDE?[/color]
I would try
urpmi --wget --update --auto-update --auto
Maybe an easy fix if there are some error messages we could look at.
First thing I would try is creating a test account, say junk.
Log into junk and verify it does not work. If junk is broke you know
it is a system wide problem. If so, I would set the system to boot to
run level 3, by changing
id:5:initdefault: to id:3:initdefault: in /etc/inittab
log into your user account, and do a
startx > /tmp/xlog 2>&1
then you might see what is in /tmp/xlog
Read the last 4 lines of this reply, I'll wait. . . . . . . . . . . . .
Next to last resort,
grep '\[RPM\]' /var/log/messages
and unstall the packages installed and install the removed packages.
I assume you have a current backup, a restore procedure, have verified backup
media contains your needed files, and the restore procedure works.
Format and reinstall.
The warranty and liability expired as you read this message.
If the above breaks your system, it's yours and you keep both pieces.
Practice safe computing. Backup the file before you change it.
Do a, man command_here or cat command_here, before using it.