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Old 01-12-2007, 02:42 PM   #1
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Thumbs down SUSE loads fvwm istead of KDE! what to do?


I don't know what happened.

My suse has always booted into KDE.
This time, it just loaded the fvwm window manager instead(I think that's what it is, I've never worked with one before). Why on earth would it take such an initiative?

How can I set it to boot into KDE again? I'm not having fun at all the way things are now.

I only did 3 things last time in KDE.
1) set GRUB to be able to boot the windows partition after a windows reinstallation a while back.
2) update Xorg
3) run updatedb because `locate` returned paths that no longer existed.


The only thing I can think of is that the update of X didn't go well... Maybe because I had the stupid idea of running updatedb before the online update was complete.
 
Old 01-12-2007, 02:45 PM   #2
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On your login screen there should be something that says Sessions (or it could be something else not sure on suse). At any rate there a clickable words or icons on the login screen. Clicking on the Session icon should allow you to choose which desktop you want to use.
 
Old 01-12-2007, 02:48 PM   #3
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Yes there usually is. There has been both in KDE and gnome login screens.

But now there was just a yellow box with nothing apparently written in it. I'll give it a shot anyway.
 
Old 01-12-2007, 02:52 PM   #4
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Nope. There's no such session clickable thingy anywhere in the login screen.

The yellow box I mentioned has something written: it says it is a log screen and I can't type anything in it.
 
Old 01-12-2007, 05:05 PM   #5
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I thought I might try to update some KDE base and graphics system packages from the installation cd and let YaST reconfigure everything.

Things got worse.

Even though it seems to load runlevel 5 services, it ends up in a console login prompt like in runlevel 3. I login as root, but I can't make it do `init 5`. It responds nothing. As if I'm running runlevel 5 already, just without any graphical environment.



Now, I consider myself lucky to have looked up in that last kde session how to tell grub where the windows are installed, because I'm running them at he moment.


I'm seriously considering reinstalling everything. It's the only thing I know how to do. My understanding of linux is still pretty windows-y.
 
  


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