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Old 09-29-2005, 08:29 AM   #1
steerssux
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Exclamation !help! ..:: - Kdeinit - ::.. !help!


HELP ME

Hey, im running on debian using kde and it goes a lil funny
it will start up, the cursor will appear and the ti will fall back
to a text based interface. When i type startx i get a message saying

unable to start kinit, please check instalation

iv been running fine with kde and all has been wel untill now
i would just clean install but i have a loda college work
on it i need to keep.

any help would be apreciated
 
Old 09-29-2005, 02:04 PM   #2
berbae
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First don't panic.
What is the last things you did before KDE not starting any more ?

You can start your machine on runlevel 3 without graphical interface.
after that, make a backup of the directories containing your college work.
make also a backup of your configuration files.

After that try to reverse what you've done which broke KDE.
If it's not possible you can re-install KDE on your machine and start afresh.
I presume you have installation CD or DVD.

You may even re-install all your system if you have a backup or a copy of all your important files, I suppose in your /home directories.

I hope you will manage this moment of crisis.
Keep quiet, it's always better than to panic.
 
Old 09-30-2005, 03:11 AM   #3
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download the knoppix boot CD .iso file. Boot with it. Use k3b to copy all your data to a CD-R. Fix debian if you can. If not, all your work is on the CD-R, so reinstall debian
 
  


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