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Old 07-15-2006, 06:45 PM   #1
Morkeste
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Ugh... KDE Disappeared. Off the face of the earth


Ok, so it all started me trying to install some login splashes for KDE... So I found out I needed to install KDM. But I couldnt compile cause it had a C++ error...

So I went to install G++, it said I needed GCC

I went to install GCC, it said i needed a few other things

Then It said I needed "glib" or somthing, and it started installing and said it needed to remove a few things before proceeding. (I guess this was all the KDE stuff)

Then after it was done, Konsole didnt work, or KCalc, or Konquerer, or anything that has to do with KDE... I logged out and it said KDE was gone, and then it made me start using Gnome...

How the hell doI fix this f-up?
 
Old 07-15-2006, 07:07 PM   #2
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Use urpmi or a GUI package manager for Mandriva to reinstall KDE. You also learned a valuable lesson here, I'm almost 100% sure you could have install KDM via the Mandriva package manager so in future use it. Building from source should be a last resort unless you're using LFS or Slackware (not quite true I know) or a distro that doesn't believe in modern package management.
 
Old 07-15-2006, 07:12 PM   #3
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I was trying to reinstall KDE but couldnt.... There was like 100 things for KDE, and it kept bringing me back to kdebase-servicemenu. (ie. Trying to check kdebase-progs in the menu, it says I cant check it cause I need kdebase-servicemenu)

Is there a way to reinstall KDE all at once? or am I going to have to install one thing at a time.
 
Old 07-15-2006, 08:33 PM   #4
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have you tried running "urpmi -i kde" in a terminal.
 
Old 07-15-2006, 08:41 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Morkeste
Ok, so it all started me trying to install some login splashes for KDE... So I found out I needed to install KDM. But I couldnt compile cause it had a C++ error...

So I went to install G++, it said I needed GCC

I went to install GCC, it said i needed a few other things

Then It said I needed "glib" or somthing, and it started installing and said it needed to remove a few things before proceeding. (I guess this was all the KDE stuff)

Then after it was done, Konsole didnt work, or KCalc, or Konquerer, or anything that has to do with KDE... I logged out and it said KDE was gone, and then it made me start using Gnome...

How the hell doI fix this f-up?
w00t! You probably are going to have to either go through and 'fix' all of these custom installs to work with your distro (such as put them in the location your distro expects them, the correct version is installed, etc) or, try to go back through each source you installed, run a 'make uninstall' (which hopefully they all include) and then use urpmi as described above. Or...

Re-install. Backup any personal files you have, usually that means you only have to save /home/username or possibly /home/user1 /home/user2, and then blank the drive, and reinstall from scratch... That's probably the best suggestion you'll get, though you may be able to eventually salvage it, it will take so much more work IMHO.


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