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Old 05-20-2004, 05:15 AM   #1
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Creating new symbolic link to libstdc kills KDE

Erm, ok.

I typed the command ; ->*

KDE immediately crashed and booted me to a CLI. Any attempt to start the KDE now results in a Xserver error that is too short.

I believe I have messed up a symbolic link. Is there a simple command to rescue me?

In /usr/lib I have I am on Madrake 10.0.

Initially I was trying to install the jre and get round a libstdc error.
Old 05-20-2004, 01:43 PM   #2
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I typed the command ; ->*
I think this is not the way to create a sym' link. You have to type 'ln -s what-you-want-to-link the-symbolic-link'

For basic commands you can look here
Old 05-21-2004, 04:31 AM   #3
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Thanks for that link.

Looks like I will have to reinstall if I can't find a way to reverse my blundering. Funny how much damage one little command can do.

Any easy just to repair libraries? Is there a linux repair mode like in XP?


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