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Old 04-26-2009, 05:47 AM   #1
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kdm gui does not load beyond login page


I have installed debian squeeze and everything has been going fine for a couple of weeks. Today, after not booting for a couple of days, on the boot up during the command line the OS forced a check of hla1 and found an inconsistency in several blocks. Then the first discrepancy in KManger where I was not presented with any options on login in the bottom left of the screen, (I have kde and other session desktops). Only a login screen with the default Debian background. After login I was left with just the default Debian background.
Any suggestions?

On a second point, I want to keep my system clean and have been using Xfce, I want to purge Xfce and use icewm. Can someone instruct me how to completely remove Xfce.

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Old 04-26-2009, 01:30 PM   #2
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perhaps its not the best way, but the easiest one:
in synaptic.
if it doesn`t exist install it for that purpose :-); no kidding.
try xfce as a search term and purge all entries, one after another. it shouldn`t be to much, i just did it.
(i think if you remove thunar you`ll get removed lots of other stuff into the bargain.)
BUT:
you have to check the packages if they`re just getting removed. purge them.


bout kde/kdm: dunno, seems to be that buggy way right now (i got different problems, e.g. no menu-bar in iceweasel; system-inconsistencies etc.). remove it and install another login-manager or startx from the cli. i hope those problems will be solved with some upgrades:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...s-data-721167/

all as far i know, just wait if one has got a better proposal.
greetings

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Old 04-26-2009, 01:33 PM   #3
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tizak please do not double post
this one here and
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...n-page-721758/
that one in the Debian section .
 
Old 04-26-2009, 01:34 PM   #4
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It appears that xdm is now set as your display manager ... you need to change your configuration to use kdm.
 
Old 04-26-2009, 01:38 PM   #5
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It appears that xdm is now set as your display manager ...
from where?

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Old 04-26-2009, 02:00 PM   #6
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I do not use Debian ... so I will make a guess:
Code:
dpkg-reconfigure xdm
 
Old 04-26-2009, 02:24 PM   #7
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I do not use Debian ... so I will make a guess:
Code:
dpkg-reconfigure xdm
i mean from where does it appear that xdm is the new default login-manager? as long as he didn`t explicit installed it.
 
Old 04-26-2009, 04:05 PM   #8
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j1alu and dxqcanada, thanks for your suggestions, I ended up using "apt-get upgrade" and "apt-get update" and everything is working again, John, thanks for the advisory regarding cross posting, blame it on over enthusiasm or over caffination, they are one and the same.
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