I ran the system repair tool and somehow this removed the entry to mount the partition which I had setup as home. When I logged in as user it told me that /home/user! is not found.
This is /etc/fstab as it stands now (after I edited the fstab file to reload the partition that used to house home):
/dev/hda6 / ext3 acl,user_xattr 1 1
/dev/hdd1 /mnt/Media ntfs ro,users,gid=users,umask=0002,nls=utf8 0 0
/dev/hdc1 /mnt/WinLin vfat users,gid=users,umask=0002,utf8=true 0 0
/dev/hda1 /mnt/WinProgs ntfs ro,users,gid=users,umask=0002,nls=utf8 0 0
/dev/hda5 swap swap pri=42 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts mode=0620,gid=5 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
usbfs /proc/bus/usb usbfs noauto 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs noauto 0 0
/dev/dvdrecorder /media/dvdrecorder subfs noauto,fs=cdfss,ro,procuid,nosuid,nodev,exec,iocharset=utf8 0 0
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy subfs noauto,fs=floppyfss,procuid,nodev,nosuid,sync 0 0
/dev/hda3 /home auto noauto,user 0 0
/dev/hda3 was the original partition with the home directory for my user. The mount there was my attempt to resurrect it. I now fear that I have deleted the original home directory for the user as I have recreated /home/user.
The bigger issue is that I suspect that this is causing KDE and the xserver not to start. How can I fix the xserver?
It gives me a Could not start kstartupconfig
. I am able to issue a startx from the console as root and KDE loads.