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.