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Old 09-13-2006, 11:40 AM   #1
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Desktop lost and many GUI applications do not work


hello kind ppl

-1st i lost my desktop (but the desktop directory is still in my personal directory)

-2nd many GUI applications do not work like(mozilla,rpm manager......)

-3rd the kde envirement does not run rapidally as before while the O.S(mandrake 10.1)is booting,i have to wait about 10 min

pls any solutions to solve those problems?

thanks in advance
 
Old 09-13-2006, 12:11 PM   #2
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Please provide us with more information do you have any errors. Have you changed anything recently?
 
Old 09-13-2006, 04:14 PM   #3
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hi again
in fact those problems has appeared while i was installing xchm.rpm. i did nothing just using rpm manager

thanks
 
Old 09-13-2006, 05:18 PM   #4
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So the GUI starts ok (although slow) and you're missing the items from your desktop? If I were to take a guess I'd try renaming the Desktop directory in my home and restarting. Hopefully KDE will just make a new Desktop directory for you... then copy the contents from the old into the new and cross your fingers.

How did you install xchm.rpm? Did you force it?

As jimdaworm said, are you getting any error messages?
 
Old 09-13-2006, 07:48 PM   #5
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hello again

yes i'm missing items from my desktop.
ok,concerning the xchm.rpm i did not finish its installation because of those pblms,i installed many applications that were requiered for the xchm(dependencies),but i got no error message,during the installtion suddenlly the rpm manager would not work.

for the pblm of desktop has occured before installing xchm using rpms,i was installing it using sources code files, you know (./configure then make....)once i was installing, i think the atk or the cairo ,it sends a message from the configure, saying that i should give path, where applications are installed,to the /etc/ld.so.conf so i added those 2 lines
Quote:
/usr/local/lib
/usr/X11R6/lib
.

after that i turned my pc off,the next boot i got a window message(i did not remember what was written on it)so after that i lost my desktop.

ok i'm going to try what you told me then answer you
 
Old 09-14-2006, 06:06 PM   #6
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hello again

i renamed the desktop directory then reboot,but nothing changed(no new desktop directory)added.

pls any other solutions?

thanks
 
Old 09-16-2006, 07:03 PM   #7
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hi again

pls how can i at least make my kde envirement launch rapidally and automatically, coz i always open a new shell(Ctrl+Alt+F1)
then log in as oot then type kde command then get back to the GUI envierement.

thanks
 
Old 09-24-2006, 05:57 PM   #8
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hi again

so pls any help i'm still booting with starting the kde envirement manualy,that is boring
 
Old 09-25-2006, 01:45 AM   #9
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Edit /etc/inittab the line id:3:initdefault: change it to id:5:initdefault:
 
Old 09-30-2006, 12:23 PM   #10
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salam
it is already in my /etc/inittab

Code:
id:5:initdefault:
so any other solution?
thanks
 
Old 10-01-2006, 05:51 AM   #11
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Sorry adilturbo I am running out of ideas. What I suggest you do is eit your profile to show your distrubution and kernel version (Just to make it quicker/easier for people to see this basic info)

Then you need to go to the the forum for your distribution (Which looks like its Mandrake)
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...splay.php?f=30

If you ask one question at a time you might get better answers too.

Good luck.
 
Old 10-19-2006, 05:06 AM   #12
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Please post your xorg log file and kdm log file (assuming you're using kdm).
 
Old 10-19-2006, 06:13 AM   #13
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Oh yeah, *duh*, you indicated you updated /etc/ld.so.conf. Did you update the linker cache with ldconfig after you did this?

Chances are, there are new hooks installed into KDM that cannot execute because the dynamic linker cannot find the required libraries -- hence the long wait time before it gives up.

Run
Code:
ldconfig -vNX | tee ~/ldconfig.test.txt
as root and see what the output is. If it indicates it is updating the cache (adding some libraries), then most likely this is the case.

The above command will not actually update the linker cache. This is a "dry run" of sorts.

If you are uncertain, then post the ~/ldconfig.test.txt here.

If you want to go ahead with it, then just run
Code:
ldconfig -v | tee ~/ldconfig.run.txt
after you have backed up the linker cache (/etc/ld.so.cache).

Be forwarned that you installed some stuff from source. I highly recommend you go back to those install directories and uninstall before you try this because RPM should take care of the linker, anyway. In general, those systems with a package manager, you should use that facility to install software as the first choice. Otherwise, you're making your life a little more difficult.

*HATES RPM*

Best regards,

Justin

Last edited by jcookeman; 10-19-2006 at 06:30 AM.
 
Old 10-19-2006, 07:29 AM   #14
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hi newly

1st of all thanks for regard.

when i configured the /etc/ld.so.conf i did not update with the ldconfig.

many thanks
 
Old 10-19-2006, 08:02 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by adilturbo
hi newly

1st of all thanks for regard.

when i configured the /etc/ld.so.conf i did not update with the ldconfig.

many thanks
I noticed after that lengthy post that this is a month old and you probably wiped it by now
 
  


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