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Old 09-25-2009, 12:11 PM   #1
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Mandriva not booting and stopping at Sessions manager


I have Mandriva spring installed on my machine and when i try to log in then it stops at the screen Sessions manager. Please tell me how to repair Mandriva. If i use the safe mode then type exit at sh# then it boots properly. can you find a permanent solution to this
 
Old 09-25-2009, 01:34 PM   #2
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How many users have you got defined? Just one? Have you tried any other user?

It sounds like you may have some bad data stored for the user you are logging in as.

If you have only one user, try logging in as root. If that works, then we know it is not the desktop code; KDE Xfce etc. If that fails, then it may be the desktop that's borked. If this is the case, you can remove the desktop on the command line, and re-install just the desktop.

What desktop did you install? Another option is to install another desktop, and see if that will load.
 
Old 09-29-2009, 12:32 PM   #3
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I have Mandriva spring installed on my machine and when i try to log in then it stops at the screen Sessions manager. Please tell me how to repair Mandriva. If i use the safe mode then type exit at sh# then it boots properly. can you find a permanent solution to this
Please tell me how to remove the desktop from the command line. I have more than 2 users and i do not find any problem while booting up from the other user

Thanks a lot

Shivkumar
 
Old 09-29-2009, 01:41 PM   #4
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If you can boot from the other user, then there is nothing wrong with the desktop you have installed. The problem is in files in the directory of the user that fails.

There are two approaches you can take. Create a new user for the one that fails. Copy any important files, and delete the old user. You can create and delete users from MCC. Log in with the user that works.

Second approach is to manually delete the file(s) causing the problem. I can not tell you exactly what to delete. My guess is it will be files in the ~/.kde directory.
 
  


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