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Old 04-18-2006, 07:29 PM   #1
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Any Problem After Upgrading to -current?


Yesterday i have tried to upgrade the latest -current packages, but when i reboot the system, it won't load the KDM. It stopped after loading the NVidia splash screen and when it supposed to load KDM, it just displayed a blank screen. When i tried to start at text mode (run level 3) and start graphical screen using startx, it worked (but it skipped the KDM and just go through to KDE Splash Screen

have anybody experience with this problem also?

Thanks

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Old 04-18-2006, 11:23 PM   #2
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No, I didn't but I think your might be missing some packages from Current. Or better check your rc.4 file if there are these lines:
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if [ -x /opt/kde/bin/kdm ]; then
  exec /opt/kde/bin/kdm -nodaemon
fi
 
Old 04-18-2006, 11:31 PM   #3
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thanks, i'll check that later on
 
Old 04-18-2006, 11:34 PM   #4
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But the strange thing is most of them are library and i don't think it will mess up with rc.4 file.

btw, this is the latest changelog being used before it messed up KDM

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kde/koffice-1.5.0-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to koffice-1.5.0.
l/gtk+2-2.8.17-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to gtk+-2.8.17.
l/lcms-1.15-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to lcms-1.15.
l/libexif-0.6.13-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to libexif-0.6.13.
l/libidl-0.8.6-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to libIDL-0.8.6.
l/libglade-2.5.1-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to libglade-2.5.1.
l/libgsf-1.14.0-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to libgsf-1.14.0.
l/libidn-0.6.3-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to libidn-0.6.3.
l/librsvg-2.14.3-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to librsvg-2.14.3.
l/libtiff-3.8.2-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to libtiff-3.8.2.
l/libungif-4.1.4-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to libungif-4.1.4.
l/libwpd-0.8.4-i486-2.tgz: Recompiled against libgsf-1.14.0.
l/wv2-0.2.2-i486-2.tgz: Recompiled against libgsf-1.14.0.
n/fetchmail-6.3.4-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to fetchmail-6.3.4.
n/getmail-4.6.0-noarch-1.tgz: Upgraded to getmail-4.6.0.
n/lftp-3.4.4-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to lftp-3.4.4.
xap/fluxbox-0.9.15.1-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to fluxbox-0.9.15.1.
xap/gimp-2.2.11-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to gimp-2.2.11.
xap/mozilla-firefox-1.5.0.2-i686-1.tgz: Upgraded to extra/k3b/k3b-0.12.15-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to k3b-0.12.15.
 
Old 04-19-2006, 09:26 AM   #5
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I had the exact same problem, but that was after installing latest nvidia drivers, not after current upgrade. I had to downgrade from 8756 to 8178 because there were too many problems with it.
 
Old 04-19-2006, 07:35 PM   #6
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last night i tried to reinstall KDEBASE, KDELIBS, and NVidia installer and it didn't work either. I'm not sure about downgrading to 8178 will work, since 8756 will have all cumulative patches against 8178 and it works with kernel 2.6.16+

@Alien_Hominid : in rc.4 the line exists

for now, i just edit /etc/inittab and change the run level into 3 and get the textmode running first. After login, i just have to startx and i get my KDE running. Well.. kindda silly, but it works though
 
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You could put startx at end of .bash_profile. Thats what I did before I began using kdm
 
Old 04-19-2006, 09:05 PM   #8
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This post may give you some ideas : http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=431865
 
Old 04-19-2006, 10:52 PM   #9
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You can try to start kdm from command line and see if it works.
 
Old 04-19-2006, 11:50 PM   #10
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Quote:
You could put startx at end of .bash_profile. Thats what I did before I began using kdm
good idea, but i like the text mode also, because it consumes less memory and i can do a lot of things simpler in text mode than in graphical mode. So for now, i'll just let it be like this

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You can try to start kdm from command line and see if it works.
Yes, i will try to investigate KDM with this suggestion. Generally executing from command line will display the error messages also, so it will be good for investigation

Thanks for all
 
  


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