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Old 03-28-2009, 09:08 AM   #1
alikhan
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Unhappy Problems in installing Kubuntu


I have installed Kubuntu with KDE-4.1 in parallel to Windows XP. Installation went well and i faced no problem in that.

I gave 10 GB for linux installation with ext3 and 1 GB Swap space.

Well when i go to loggin screen and loggin with username and password, i see a screen with KDE-4.1 written at the top and hard disk icon inside and faded icons of screwdrivers and earth. Then my screen hangs there for unlimited time. I have following system specs

1. Intel processor P-iv, 2GHz
2. 80 + 40 GB Hard disk
3. 512 MB RAM
4. Intel 845 Motherboard

How do i get my machine running on Linux as i am fed up of Microsoft MATERIALISTIC behaviour.

Plz Guide me!!
 
Old 03-28-2009, 11:47 AM   #2
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alikhan:

It is just a minor problem. The fact that you have reached KDE splash screen is a sign that your system has reached runlevel 4, but hangs up.
Usually this is an X windowing configuration issue.

Try this:

At moment when window hangs up just leave it that way, use another tty to configure the xorg.conf file. Do this--

Hold-press Ctl+Alt then select F1 or F2 or F3 until you obtain a tty terminal login prompt that looks like,

Welcome Linux kernel 2.6.xxxxxx
hostname login:

Just login as usual with your password. Having logged, issue this command:

sudo dpkg reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

when done just reboot to eliminate possible issues.

If this doesn't work check your /home/username/.Xauthority permissions if it allows your username to execute the file, make sure it is not owned by root or other user. You can solve this by command--

sudo chmod a+x ~/.Xauthority
sudo chmod a+x ~/.ICEauthority

or you may outright own it using
sudo chown urname: ~/.Xauthority

Goodluck.

Check back what goes.

Last edited by malekmustaq; 03-28-2009 at 11:49 AM.
 
Old 03-28-2009, 02:36 PM   #3
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Unhappy problem persists

When i reached login screen, i entered loggin and password, and immediately i pressed Ctrl+Alt+F1, i got tty terminal loggin. Then i typed

sudo dpkg reconfigure -phigh xserver -xorg

Nothing actually happened, and there was a text saying me to type help or --force function etc.

Still i hard booted it again as i tried to exit first but it didnt. Then again came to loggin screen. logged in and let it run. I saw hard disk icon. i double clicked it immediately, desktop started to load in. I saw task bar appear, Plasmoid (Notes) apeared and when all icons in system tray started to appear, again my machine hangs. i have to hard boot it. Alt+Ctrl+F1 or Alt+Ctrl+Del or any key doesnt work.

This is always the case. i have checked about 5 times.
 
Old 03-28-2009, 08:09 PM   #4
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alikhan:

When you issued the command was your computer connected to the Internet?

Yes I understand that the switch --force should have been used because the X server was trying to run on the other channel. So, did you try it?

I think the shortest way to getting your fresh Kubuntu run is to reinstall it. Use the live cd to evacuate your data and other important files (none system files) to safer partition. Then after keeping them safe you reinstall the system. Upon installation make sure---

a) To reformat the installation partition;
b) Allow sector checking to make sure it is free from bad sectors.
c) Avoid disturbances like unsolicited clicks or keyboard events while installation is going, this often is misinterpreted by the installer resulting in corrupt system files.
d) By the way run self check your copy of cd if it is good.

So far, on the practical side, this is the only solution I prefer for you, as other maneuvers will certainly entail more readings on your side because you are still new to Linux.

Reinstallation may be too simplistic approach but in your level, still overwhelmed with Window-ism of microsoft (I was once like you too) this solution fits your line of approaching system problems. So why not redo the installation?

Try it. It's good to get more familiar with installation: mastering the first things first.

Goodluck.

Hope it helps.

Last edited by malekmustaq; 03-28-2009 at 08:11 PM.
 
Old 03-29-2009, 01:09 AM   #5
alikhan
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Unhappy Still persists

today i opted to login through "Fail safe Session" but following error message is displayed:

Xsession: Unable to launch failsafe Xsession ---xterminal emulator not found; aborting

plz help.
 
Old 03-29-2009, 01:42 AM   #6
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alikhan seems to be giving up.

malekmustaq has given you good advise, why not follow it?
 
  


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