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Old 08-27-2003, 12:37 PM   #1
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A virgin Linux user

Okay, Im very new so bare with me.

I installed debian linux for the first time 2 days ago and I have an small problem, but one which I have no Idea as how to fix.

When I boot into GNOME everything works perfectly and Linux rocks - no errors or anything. Unfortunately, I want to use KDE. When I login to KDE it hangs on the init screen on "initilialising periferals" and I have to reset.

Is this perhaps a common problem? I dont even know what info to give you. But Ill check back tomorrow sometime and answer any questions.

Any Ideas would be cool.

Old 08-27-2003, 12:56 PM   #2
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Try taking the periferals out one per start-up, and see which one hangs it?

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I have tested the ram, and swapped NIC's and VGA card. I dont have anouther HDD , Mobo or CPU to test with...
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Also tried starting without A: or Cdrom plugged in...
Old 08-27-2003, 04:29 PM   #5
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if you are using root delete the .kde folder inside /root. if any other delete that folder under /home/<username.

rm -rf .kde

after that try running kde

rahul sundaram


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