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Old 05-19-2005, 08:23 AM   #1
sbnservices
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KDE wont run


First. my problem. I am running the Suse 9.3 Enterprise server eval. Installed is KDE 3.2. I was messing around installing some software and I was required to install some libs., while in KDE. Some of these libnraries screwed up the GUI. I noticed some weird things happening to the way in which icons were being displayed. So I re-started the xserver. But it failed and now it will not start any GUI.

So I can assume whatever library I installed overwrote a requirement not just for KDE but for the X-server as well correct?

What logs should I look at to help determine my problem?

Any ideas on how to fix? I have another machine setup exactly the same. I was thinking I could just copy over the lib directories under /use and /opt/kde3 and that would fix it. Is this a waste of time?

Any ideas or tips? This is actually kind of a good thing as this will force me to learn Linux a little more, but I really dont know where to start though.
 
Old 05-19-2005, 02:48 PM   #2
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Re: KDE wont run

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Originally posted by sbnservices
So I can assume whatever library I installed overwrote a requirement not just for KDE but for the X-server as well correct?
Sounds like that's what's happened.

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What logs should I look at to help determine my problem?
/var/log/XFree86.0.log and ~/.xsession-errors

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Any ideas on how to fix? I have another machine setup exactly the same. I was thinking I could just copy over the lib directories under /use and /opt/kde3 and that would fix it. Is this a waste of time?
In the long run, this would probably cause more problems that it solves; you'd be better reinstalling all X-related packages through RPM first. Also, try running SaX2 (as root) to see if YaST can rescue your X server.
 
  


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