Ladies & Gents
The other day I closed the lid on my laptop to take it with me and it hibernated as normal. I am not sure that I had, or had not, restarted it after some updates. During the coarse of work I stopped by one of my suppliers and fired it up to get some info I needed and it worked fine. I closed the lid and it seamed to hibernate as normal. When I got back to the office and turned it on the boot process did not work as normal (to bad I was not really watching it) and I had to start it again. I think that caused my problem because when it came up I had all kinds of issues.
First kde(4.10) did not come up and I got dropped back to a command line. So I tried to update it but the network was broke and I had to hard wire it to the switch and hack the network settings to get an ip. Then I was able to update the machine. No Joy
although the gui did launch but, in the crashed state.
So I installed gdm3 and rebooted and then gnome came up but kde still does not run correctly. When trying to run kde something that I am not able to define/detect is chewing 100% of all 4 cores. Whatever it is does not show up in htop or top. The only way to stop kde is `/etc/init.d/gdm3 stop`
Kde seams to launch ok but the screen comes up black with only a mouse. Opera does run as it was open and restarts by default along with konsole, but konsole being a kde app does not work. I also get a notice about no system tray from the hplip? the hp printer thingy.
When I updated it I tried "Testing" first with no joy, so the I enabled "Unstable" and re-updated, then I was able to get gdm3 to work.
The machine runs Debian Testing (Jessie) and is fully updated to Sid at the moment.
So far I have not found anything in the logs, but I have not had a lot of time to spend looking. And it looks like I wont tonight either :grrr
I discovered the problem was a failing ssd. It was only 1 to 1 1/2 years old and so should not have craped out. I did lose some files in the process but not many. I don't know if the premature failure was related to running the system encrypted or not. I do know that mechanical drive do not fail that fast.