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Old 05-22-2003, 12:44 PM   #1
Malakh
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Question KDE and GNOME unable to start after upgrade to MDK9.1 from 8.1.


I upgraded my fairly fresh install of 8.1 to 9.1 last night. Everything seemed to go fine until I go to try and login using X, I login, it tries to load KDE or GNOME, KDE Stops on the second splash screen icon saying something about not being able to load interoperational processies and Gnome gives 2 or 3 errors very quickly on it's splash screen about not being able to load a few things, one was a clock I think.

I tried to find log files for KDE and Gnome so I could give exact errors but I was not able to find them. (Anyone know where they are or if there are any for them?)

I installed using CD's 1 and 2. I don't think excluding cd 3 would cause this but if someone knows different let me know. My current plan is try and install the latest KDE from source and see if that resolve anything. If anyone has any other thoughts as to what might be the problem please let me know.

BTW, KDE and Gnome both worked fine under MDK8.1
 
Old 05-22-2003, 01:04 PM   #2
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Bad way to upgrade. I think it's best to maybe backup some of your home directory files/settings and format the partitions. Then bring backed up settings across one by one. 8.1 to 9.1 is quite a jump, and major things like graphics libraries have changed.
 
Old 05-22-2003, 01:46 PM   #3
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I second Proud I've always been too chicken to upgrade a distro using the "upgrade" path. I like things nice and fresh

Now, just to answer one of your questions, excluding CD3 would not have caused this problem...I routinely install Mdk9.1 without CD3 (although mind you, it does have a lot of useful stuff on it).

I don't know if KDE or GNOME have log files for themselves but you can take a peek at /var/log and you'll see lots of 'em. Look at your Xfree86.log (something like that) which is the log for Xwindows and you might see some errors there.

--edit---

forgot to ask...do the other window managers log ok?

Last edited by tcaptain; 05-22-2003 at 01:47 PM.
 
  


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