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Old 01-28-2003, 02:49 AM   #1
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WTF happened to my system??


I booted into Mandrake 9 today and some of my icons were changed to plain icons with ? marks on them. When I opened Mozilla I get a soundwrapper error problem. When I looked at the icon properties the script was "soundwrapper /usr/lib/mozilla". When I log out it now gives a big list of the generic users instead of just the 2 user accounts I had set up before. I dont have a clue what happened. Someone please help!
 
Old 01-28-2003, 02:54 AM   #2
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Also if I try to log out of my user acct. and into root via graphical greeter it starts with a command line only. I type "startx" and it says graphical server is already started. If I exit and login with a standard text greeter I login as root, then type "startx" it logs in, then crashes in about 5 seconds and tells me to remove etc/.xo-lock (which Ive done).
 
Old 01-28-2003, 01:23 PM   #3
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Ok I have 2 questions:

When I log into KDE (or Gnome) I get a white command line box. If I type "startkde" or "startgnome" I can get into either one. If I close the original command line box it logs me out. How can I set it to just automatically go into KDE or Gnome without having to specify? I dont know how this changed but Id like to set it back like it was.

I tried fixing my menu and now its really screwed. Is there any way I can set it back to a default Mandrake menu?

Thanks
 
Old 01-28-2003, 07:08 PM   #4
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did you make any changes before this happend?
do you dual boot o/s's?
any errors on boot up?
 
Old 01-28-2003, 07:39 PM   #5
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if you delete the correct stuff in your home directory,
the software will act as though you are running it for
the first time, such as
rm -r ~/.kde* rm -r ~/.gnome*
if you are the violent kind, you can delete everything in
your home directory. It would be much safer to move
everything just to test things out.
like mv /root /poot
mkdir /root
logout then back in
 
Old 01-29-2003, 03:09 AM   #6
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I installed an app called "Corel Photopaint 9 for Linux" That I downloaded from Corel. I installed the app but I had problems with it and got to looking in its installed directory and saw a bunch of wine files and references. I couldnt really figure out whether it was for Linux or Wine so I deleted the dir it was installed in-usr/lib/corel I think. I then installed Photoshop under Wine. The installation went fine and I ran PS for a minute to make sure all was well and it was. Then I turned on AMSN (I know but my family 3000 miles away uses M$N) and chatted with my dad. I tried to open Mozilla but it wouldnt open so I typed the command and it opened fine.

I left the box and at some time the wife rebooted into Win2K. The next time I booted into Mandrake it was screwed. The problem was with all accounts not just the user. I tried to create a new account but I got an error:

cannot lock user lib because /etc/ptmp or etc/gtmp exist.

Things kept getting worse and Mozilla would not even run and I got errors about some KDE kicker could not launch or whatever. It was really like some virus but from what I hear thats almost impossbile on Linux. I tried doing and upgrade install and reinstalled KDE but it didnt make a difference.

I think it was the Corel software I installed. I knew I didnt have the knowledge to fix it , so I fixed it the easy way with a good ol' reformat and reinstall. Im sure some guys here probably could have fixed it in 5 minutes.
 
  


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