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Old 07-06-2005, 10:42 PM   #1
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Greeting screen keeps crashing.

Hello all.

I am having a great time working Debian Sarge 3.1 but a rather annoying problem happened last night.

After doing some writing in OpenOffice and then booting out I need to go back in so after switching on and Debian going through the bootup process it gets to the Greeting screen which then gives me a KDE message:

KDEGreeting has crashed using signal 11.

After closing the error box it switches the whole screen to the Command Line.

I login and type StartX but nothing, typicaly freezing.

I usually use Gnome so should I completely uninstall KDE.

Hope you can help.

Kind regards
Old 07-06-2005, 10:48 PM   #2
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Yeah, I suppose if you don't use KDE, then you could simply delete it to be replaced with Gnome with your favorite package manager (Aptitude/Tasksel or whatever else you use).

Change the login manager to GDM (see if that helps) or XDM or even the old fashioned text terminal if all fails.
Old 07-07-2005, 03:28 AM   #3
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Thanks for the advice.

From the text terminal I managed to delete KDE and KDM then installed GDM after I was able to get back in and from Synaptics I am uninstalling everything to do with KDE.

It is so good not to have to re-install the whole system again.

Again thanks for your advice. It worked a treat.

Kind regards


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