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Old 06-25-2008, 11:32 AM   #1
Aimo
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Will install dvd safe my pc?


Hi...

Yesterday i used my computer with no problems at all, but today, when i start my computer it won't start i kde as it always has done. If i find my installation dvd will this be able to undo whatever i did to make kde "not function", and will this affect any pictures, documents, movies etc. that i have stored in different linux folders?

Or is there any other logical solution to my problem?

Thanks in advance.

-Aimo
 
Old 06-25-2008, 11:47 AM   #2
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You did not give us much to start with .
What did yoy do that kde did not streat anymore ?
Did it still starts in failsafe mode ?
so please give us more information

all the best
 
Old 06-25-2008, 12:12 PM   #3
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I dont know what killed it... I did some updates that installed by itself, but it still worked fine after that, it was just when i started my computer today it diddnt work... It was all fine yesterday when i turned it off and got to bed.

In failsafe mode it does nothing, i tried the "ls" command but nothing happened, so i gave that part up...
The only thing that doesn't work is the kde.
i can log in via the konsole and do the different commands except the kde command...
 
Old 06-25-2008, 03:36 PM   #4
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What do you mean by kde command startx ?

all the best
 
Old 06-25-2008, 04:40 PM   #5
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Your installation dvd will probably be useful - but as already has been said: you did not give too much information on what your problem is and what exactly happens instead of what you expect should happen.
For a start, info on the distribution you are using would probably help - as well as a description of what you expect/what would be normal behaviour vs. the current state.
 
Old 06-28-2008, 11:52 PM   #6
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Are you sure that you have the right run-level set?

As the others said, you didn't give much to go on. Have you installed anything new lately?
 
Old 06-29-2008, 03:10 AM   #7
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Does KDE start if you type "startx" (no quotes) at the command prompt? If not, what error message is given?
 
Old 06-29-2008, 07:11 AM   #8
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When you did the updates did you happen to look through them? It could be that your system updated to a newer kernel. If you installed drivers for your video card downloaded from like Nvidia, (not sure about ati) you will need to recompile the video driver.

Just a guess from what info was given.
 
  


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