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Old 03-09-2017, 05:19 PM   #1
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KDE5 bricked my laptop


Well, not quite THAT bad!

KDE5 was loaded automatically via normal system update. Fedora24. The next attempt to log in resulted in a blank screen with a cursor. Period. I cannot get past that state.

I can get to command line login using ctrl-alt-f3 but don't know where to look to try and determine what's wrong.

All help appreciated!
 
Old 03-09-2017, 06:39 PM   #2
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While your in cmd-line mode try this command to see if KDE is still installed.
Code:
echo $DESKTOP_SESSION
Maybe install another DE as root if you don't have one.
Code:
dnf groupinstall gnome
You can also try booting up to your Live Fedora CD and try 'Recovery Mode'.
https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US...mode-boot.html

Do you think that the update hosed your DE?
 
Old 03-09-2017, 08:43 PM   #3
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Thanks for the suggestions.

I was unable to get anything from the 'echo' suggestion. However I was successful downloading and installing gnome, and have been able boot and open a gnome session. Now perhaps I can look further for the KDE problem.
 
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You're Welcome.

Glad to hear you have a DE that you can boot into.

Good luck with the KDE issue.
https://fedoramagazine.org/installing-kde-plasma-5/

My fav is XFCE: light and fast.
 
Old 03-09-2017, 08:47 PM   #5
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Duplicate post

Last edited by billlee; 03-09-2017 at 08:49 PM.
 
Old 03-10-2017, 02:23 PM   #6
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I had that kind of an issue some time ago with debian testing. One way I was able to get kde to launch is
ctl-alt-f2 > login as root ( then I like to launch mc {midnight comander})
cd to /var/tmp
rm kde* > and delete the kde temp files. They will be rebuilt on relaunch.
Then reboot the machine.

Note that this worked only part of the time.
 
Old 03-10-2017, 02:27 PM   #7
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Old 03-10-2017, 04:09 PM   #8
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I have successfully resolved this issue although I still do not have ANY idea what created it in the first place.

1. I got into a command session as root.
2. I was able to download a Gnome DE as suggested by Ztcoracat. I was surprised I had a network connection since in my set-up, that is done when I log in to the KDE desktop as a user. But nevertheless, it was active.
3. I was then able to log in to the Gnome desk top/
4. Also able to switch to the "Plasma" desktop on the login screen as well. That got me back to the KDE environment where I was familiar.

Thanks for the suggestions and help.

Regards,

Bill Lee
 
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I have successfully resolved this issue although I still do not have ANY idea what created it in the first place.

1. I got into a command session as root.
2. I was able to download a Gnome DE as suggested by Ztcoracat. I was surprised I had a network connection since in my set-up, that is done when I log in to the KDE desktop as a user. But nevertheless, it was active.
3. I was then able to log in to the Gnome desk top/
4. Also able to switch to the "Plasma" desktop on the login screen as well. That got me back to the KDE environment where I was familiar.

Thanks for the suggestions and help.

Regards,

Bill Lee
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Have a great weekend!
 
  


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