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I just finished "emerge --update --world" (that's gentoospeak for updating my system) and afterwards all my X stuff is totally broken. Reconfigured X and got it to successfully startx, (succesfully meaning with no errors displayed), the screen goes blank and then nothing. I can hear the kde startup sound in the background and if i wait until i am sure that it is booted up, I can exit kde through keyboard shortcuts, so I know that it is partially working in the background. Any suggestions on where I should go to fix this problem?
I didn't update my kernel, so do you think that still might be necessary? Second, if I emerge --update KDE, will it wipe out my old configuration settings? Remove shortcuts? Remove files on desktop? Basically, what do I have to lose be re-emerging KDE?