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Old 12-27-2005, 11:38 PM   #1
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Upgraded to KDE 3.5...now have weird login screen


I just followed the instructions at http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=392637 to upgrade my 3.4.2 installation to 3.5. I did, however, fail to think (and read the first line) and did not quit KDE before attempting the upgrade. Now, the login screen looks 20 years old (all it is is a login box..doesnt' even have *** for password). Upon logging in, the little screen says KDE 3.4.2, but if I go to --version in console, it tells me that I am running 3.5. This is obviously a problem caused by my not closing KDE. What can I do to remedy the problem? Could I just exit KDE and follow the instructions again?
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Old 12-28-2005, 01:01 AM   #2
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Just follow the instructions about removing kdebase-kdm and kdebase-kdm-configle file and then reinstalling them.
 
Old 12-28-2005, 01:54 AM   #3
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OK, quit KDE, uninstalled 3.5, reinstalled. Still had weird login and the log out option only had 'end current session'. Dug around and found out that I needed KDM. Installed and weird login is gone, and I have my options back in 'log out'. However, my loading screen still says KDE 3.4. Any ideas?

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Old 12-28-2005, 02:49 AM   #4
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Maybe you didn't upgrade everything. Check in rpmdrake whether all your packages are KDE 3.5 based. If not upgrade them and if they are then no problem.
 
Old 12-28-2005, 09:44 AM   #5
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Nope...followed those instructions to the T. console did throw me some text about how the kdebase-kdm-config didn't exist (when I was uninstalling). Have since installed KDM. Gonna try one more time to remove KDE and reinstall.
Kevin
 
Old 12-28-2005, 10:00 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kvnband
Nope...followed those instructions to the T. console did throw me some text about how the kdebase-kdm-config didn't exist (when I was uninstalling). Have since installed KDM. Gonna try one more time to remove KDE and reinstall.
Kevin
There really is no need to keep uninstalling and reinstalling KDE. Run
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#rpm --whatprovides ksplash.png
If its a KDE 3.5 package then it means that the Mandriva KDE 3.5 packagers did not upgrade the splash screen.
 
Old 12-28-2005, 11:04 AM   #7
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Ran that, and all I got was a screen full of usage options for rpm.
 
Old 12-28-2005, 02:42 PM   #8
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Ran that, and all I got was a screen full of usage options for rpm.
Sorry its,
Code:
#rpm -q --whatprovides ksplash.png
if thats not accurate, then check in the rpm manual for right usage.
 
Old 12-28-2005, 02:45 PM   #9
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No package provides ksplash.png

:-(
 
Old 12-28-2005, 02:55 PM   #10
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No package provides ksplash.png

:-(
Ok, I've logged into Linux and realised I was using --whatprovides wrongly. Search for your ksplash.png file and then query what package provides it. On Suse I did,
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#rpm -qf /opt/kde3/share/icons/hicolor/48x48/apps/ksplash.png
The following was printed
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kdebase3-3.5.0-15
Mandriva uses slightly different paths, so ksplash.png should be somewhere in /usr/share/icons/hicolor/48x48/apps/ksplash.png.
 
Old 12-28-2005, 03:07 PM   #11
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indeed, ksplash.png is in that directory, but it is just a graphic of some bubbles. Seems I'm getting more confused every moment :-)
 
Old 12-28-2005, 06:00 PM   #12
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indeed, ksplash.png is in that directory, but it is just a graphic of some bubbles. Seems I'm getting more confused every moment :-)
Did you run the command I posted above and what was the result.
 
Old 12-28-2005, 06:03 PM   #13
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kdebase-common-3.5.0-9.2006.SoS

Forgot to post that result.
 
Old 12-28-2005, 06:10 PM   #14
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Ok, you have all the right KDE packages, so the Mandriva packager did not upgrade the splash screen. I searched on google and it seems like others had the same problem. I don't use the default KDE splash screen so I didn't notice this problem when I upgraded.
 
Old 12-28-2005, 06:13 PM   #15
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Heh...no biggie to me I guess. I'll just leave it be. Got more important things to worry about anyway (like getting an old 166MhZ to start running again).
Thanks for all your help.
Kevin
 
  


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