Greetings and apologies if this comes as a repost. I have spent a couple of hours reading previous posts along these lines (most on other distros) and none have solved my problem.
My biggest problem is going to be H.U.B. syndrome. I installed Sarge (netinst worked just peachy for me) and got things working well. And I was dinking around in KDE one day, modifying settings that looked pretty inocuous but making things "better" for me. One of the settings I changed was to enable the GUI login using gdm
. No biggie, it worked and life was pretty non-geekish for a couple of weeks. But I wanted my geeky CLI login back - after all I can spell startx
Here is where I ran into trouble, once I thought
I had the settings correct, I rebooted and ran into a series of errors like I'd never wanted. Anyway, about a week later, I have things back to "usable". I have apt-get remove
and am back to my CLI login. My big problem is that I can't get startx
to work under any login except root.
The errors I get have nothing to do with my /home
slice being full - it's a brand new 120GB drive dedicated to that fs. I did check and my .Xauthority in my /home/user
directory was 0 bytes. I copied the file from /root
but that didn't help. I figured that it wouldn't hurt, but now I don't know if I'll ever get back to my original user login on KDE. Anyway, can someone help me with this? I can provide whatever info you would need, except, of course, things that would compromise the security of the system or network.
I am really happy with this distro and don't want to screw things up ("Too late!") any worse.