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Old 09-10-2008, 11:06 AM   #1
house0fdust
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After reboot, kde doesn't start!


Hi Everyone,

I've done some cursory google searches and it seems many people have had the same problem, but I have not been able to find a solution to my problem. So, any suggestions would be very helpful as I do not want to reinstall everything again.


The Problem: I logged into my server, running SLES 10, from my laptop with PuTTy and shutdown the computer as a storm was coming (there was no power outage). The next day I turn on the computer, as usual, and I no longer get the GUI login screen and I see that startup has a few errors:

Starting HAL daemon/usr/sbin/hald: error while loading shared libraries: libgobject-2.0.so.0: cannot open shared obect file: No such file or directory

Starting powersaved: /usr/sbin/pwersaed: error while loading shared libraries: lobgobject-2.0.so.0: cannot open shared object file: no such file or directory

When I try startx I get:
Could not start kstartupconfig. Check your installation.
Could not start kdeinit. Check your installation.

I tried the chown method described on here without success. I also cannot find the .X0-lock file in my /tmp directory.

The machine was working perfectly well before I rebooted and now it doesn't work. Any advice would be much appreciated.

Thank you
 
Old 09-10-2008, 12:44 PM   #2
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The libgobject-2.0.so.0 link to library is part of the glib2 package.
So try to reinstall the glib2 rpm, to recreate the links and missing libraries if they have been accidentally deleted.
 
Old 09-10-2008, 04:40 PM   #3
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Sounds like a plan, but when I type in yast2 I get:
warning: the ncurses frontend is installed but does not work
You need to install yast2-ncurses...

So, I guess I have two more questions. How can I install the glib2 rpm without yast and how can I install yast without yast? I'm not so good at command line linux

Thanks for the help!
 
Old 09-10-2008, 06:01 PM   #4
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As Yast seems to be broken, you can try to repair your system with the installation CD/DVD.
You reboot with the CD/DVD and choose the repair option presented at the beginning of the installation process. That should repair the broken Yast.
Then you could reinstall the glib2 package from the CD/DVD.
FYI at the command line, the command to install a package is :
rpm -Uvh <rpm file name of the package>
under root of course.
Good luck!
 
Old 09-19-2008, 06:31 PM   #5
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Sorry for the delay in my response. Repairing the system was a disaster. It said that none of my partitions had a mount point, though I did have complete access to the file system, so I clicked repair. I then saw that Unverified Packages was a large list, including glibc, grep, make,
rpm, yast2 and many other import linux files, so I repaired those. I then rebooted and found the emergency system and no access to the file system. I had, thankfully, backed up my files.

My solution was to scrap everything, format the disc and reinstall.

Do you, or anyone, know why rebooting from another machine would cause such a meltdown? I've done far worse things to my machines and been able to repair them successfully. This just seems so innocuous...

Thanks for your help anyways!
 
  


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