KDE disappears after recent seciruty updates - Mandrake

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  1. KDE disappears after recent seciruty updates

    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? How can I fix this problem, ie hwo can I load KDE?

    Thank you,

    /PB

  2. Re: KDE disappears after recent seciruty updates

    On Thu, 16 Aug 2007 12:02:34 -0400, Peter Browry wrote:
    > 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?


    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?


    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.

    Last resort,
    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.

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