[SOLVED] 64-current with KDE, desktop rotated and mirrored after update
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It installed new packages, including Calligra, and then upgraded the older ones. When it was done, I logged in as a non privileged user and issued a startx command to launch KDE. KDE started, but the desktop is mirrored and rotated (upside down). The text is still English, but it is backwards. I don't see any changes to Xorg.conf, profile, or anything else that would explain it.
Did you run 'slackpkg clean-system' to remove old packages? There were some package removals.
As this is an X upgrade, you also need to reinstall any proprietary video driver package you may have been using.
Personally, I have seen no problems since I performed the latest update to Slackware-current. Graphics and input devices are all just fine.
A thank you to both of you! Running clean-system and rebuilding the driver did the trick. Running clean system, which I hadn't done before, removed a boat-load of packages including old KDE files. @allend, I am using the NVidia drivers, which seem to work better than the Nouveau on this particular machine. I had thought about rebuilding them briefly, but since this wasn't a kernel update had discounted the idea.
No, I haven't see that one. I tried to duplicate the problem as you described, by logging out and then restarting the X session and all appears well. I did notice that the HDD ran a good bit and it was a little slow to initialize when I re-logged (I was starting to think something had locked up). However, I am running 295.20. My video card is: nVidia Corporation C67 [GeForce 7000M / nForce 610M] (rev a2).
Based upon past experience, that would be a plausible theory. It used to me common to have to find the particular driver that would work with your system, which was more often than not a few revs back from the current. Here is a link to a thread that brings back memories: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...olute+beginner, especially the how to install nvidia guide after installing the Ath 5K (wireless) drivers.