Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General
User Name
Linux - General This Linux forum is for general Linux questions and discussion.
If it is Linux Related and doesn't seem to fit in any other forum then this is the place.


  Search this Thread
Old 01-18-2004, 04:15 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jan 2004
Distribution: Red Hat Linux 9.b
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: 0
KDE 3.1 won't start since i tried to apply a new theme

Hi guys,
I have absolutely no idea why i restarted X in the first place but here's the problem:
I was logged in as my standard user when I decided to change the KDE theme. I downloaded a theme, installed it and selected it in the Control Center. After I pressed "Apply" my machine started working like hell. Thinking it would take a few minutes because it's only a 334 mHz machine, I went and grabbed myself a bite to eat. One (!) hour later KDE was still at the same point as when I'd left it. And after I finally managed to enter a login screen as root and typed "top" I saw that kdesktop was at 37.4% CPU. And it stayed that way. Anyway, I ctrl-alt-backspace -ed and thus restarted X and as a result I can't start/login to KDE as that user anymore. kdesplash crashes almost instantly and KDE won't start at all. Is there any way to solve this problem? Or will I just have to create a new user and copy all the data?
Thanks in advance.
Old 01-18-2004, 04:53 PM   #2
LQ Guru
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: Blue Ridge Mountain
Distribution: Debian Wheezy, Debian Jessie
Posts: 7,669

Rep: Reputation: 229Reputation: 229Reputation: 229
"Is there any way to solve this problem?"

You can rename the /home/user/.kde to something else (say /home/user/grasshopper). Then the next time that you log in as user KDE will act like it did on the first login after you installed. You will have to reconfigure KDE. You can save some time by copying some of your old setting in /home/user/grasshopper to your new /home/user/.kde but be careful because some of the information in /home/user/grasshopper is obviously corrupt.

Creating a new user also will work but it is probably easier to do it by renaming /home/user/.kde

Be prepared. Create a LifeBoat CD.

Steve Stites
Old 01-19-2004, 06:26 AM   #3
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jan 2004
Distribution: Red Hat Linux 9.b
Posts: 2

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Ok... thanks... I guess that will solve the problem... I was looking around in .kde but the idea of renaming it didnīt come to my mind... thanks again!


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
how to apply the current gtk theme to root-run program staul Linux - Software 6 02-03-2005 09:27 PM
Kde Menu Editor Doesnīt Apply Changes!! Electronkz Linux - Software 18 11-07-2004 11:42 AM
XMMS/KDE Bugfix: How do you apply the fix? Geoffrey_Firmin Linux - Software 1 06-16-2004 06:13 AM highest rated KDE theme BajaNick General 5 04-10-2004 05:51 PM
Change kde theme & wallpaper from command line or start scripts? JHuizingh Linux - Software 2 12-11-2003 07:44 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:42 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration