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Old 02-24-2017, 11:22 PM   #1
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KDE Does not work.


Upon booting a Linux Mint Serena KDE to install it. I was greeted by the desktop and the pointer. and nothing. all I can is the image and pointer for about an hour.
 
Old 02-24-2017, 11:28 PM   #2
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I know this an old question. But it is still haunting the KDE world I believe. I came across this thread upon googling:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...40#post1350240

I cant reply to the thread so I decided to post the question. But I already found a noob's luck work around it.
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Today I got tired of windows and my Linux Virtual Machines, and decided to install Linux Mint as the second booting OS.

I download a Linux Mint KDE 64 bit (Serena) from their official website.

I Used YUMI to create a bootable installer.

After an hour of fighting with Windows 10 UEFI I managed to boot the USB.

It boots yey! After the bunch of text and I was greeted by KDE Desktop Environment.
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And that is it. you can hover the mouse. You can see the desktop wallpaper. That is all.
NO TASK BAR NO KDE MENU NO NOTIFICATION AREA NOTHING! NOTHING!
No keyboard key works except prt scr and machine's powerbutton.

ISSUE: "I cannot see anything aside from the wallpaper and the pointer. + I cannot do anything."
(Except push the power button and the menu to restart shutdown pops-up, and when Print scrren Button is pressed the dialog on what to do with the images pops-up)

I thought it was just my usb drive coz its old and slow.

I left KDE to read from my usb for like about an hour. (Still nothing but the wallpaper and pointer)

And so I decided to do the following:

1. Used 2 newer flash Drives.
2. Re-downloaded a fresh copy of Linux Mint KDE with md5 hashes matched (weird is even my old copy has its md5 hashes matched, but I still downloaded a new copy)
3. Used "linux dd command" (on 512k buffer), Rufus, UNETbootin, and again YUMI , all latest versions on date of post, to create the bootable USB installer.


And guess what same issue. I am stuck on looking at KDE Desktop wallpaper and the mouse pointer. For 2 hours this time!
For the love I left it over night and morning came and still nothing.

Out of Insanity I tried to play with the screenshot Image!!!

I tried to export the image to firefox nothing happens. But when I tried to do a Copt to Clipboard and Save and Exit. BOOOOM!!!
Taskbar, KDE's start Menu and all suddenly went popping up! And gave me a KDE Desktop I needed to Try KDE and Install it.

What a dumb way to get around it. After seeing everything is working... All that came to my mind is:

"WTF..... that is it?!?!?!?!?!"

-_- I'm so noob.

Last edited by zyxrhythm; 03-05-2017 at 03:25 AM.
 
Old 02-25-2017, 06:05 AM   #3
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I'm not sure what exactly you expected to see other than the Desktop. Is there no 'Install Mint' icon. Clarify please and did you do an md5 checksum on the downloaded iso file to verify that it was not corrupted during the download.
 
Old 02-25-2017, 01:39 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by zyxrhythm View Post
I know this an old question. But it is still haunting the KDE world I believe. I came across this thread upon googling:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...40#post1350240
KDE in 2004 is worlds apart from kde in 2017.
i don't think this is the same problem.

how do you know kde is to blame?
have you tried other distros with or without kde?
have you tried other methods of creating a bootable usb medium?

can you describe your problem properly? see the first link in my signature.
 
Old 03-05-2017, 03:29 AM   #5
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I'm not sure what exactly you expected to see other than the Desktop. Is there no 'Install Mint' icon. Clarify please and did you do an md5 checksum on the downloaded iso file to verify that it was not corrupted during the download.
I saw nothing but the wallpaper and the pointer for the rest of the day. I have dealt with live linuses before and I think, I should be able to use a live version of the OS, I mean browse the web explore files and see a task bar a menu with all the apps inside it, things you expect when you install it, except for the "Install" part.
 
Old 03-05-2017, 04:11 AM   #6
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KDE in 2004 is worlds apart from kde in 2017.
i don't think this is the same problem.

how do you know kde is to blame?
have you tried other distros with or without kde?
have you tried other methods of creating a bootable usb medium?

can you describe your problem properly? see the first link in my signature.
I'll keep your note about the time gap from 2004 to 2017.

Used "linux dd command", Rufus, UNETbootin, and again YUMI" (i have the latest versions of these softwares on the time of post) to create the usb installer.

I was using the UEFI mode in my bios when I did this, my computer(Lenovo Ideapad 310) supports both legacy mode (MBR way of things) and UEFI. I dual booted linux and windows before the legacy way.

I have tried other distros with KDE but it was outdated. (Its a Backtrack 5 r3 KDE), worked perfectly on legacy mode.

It turns out that Linux Mint KDE does this only on UEFI mode but does not on legacy mode. The problem in installing Linux Mint on Legacy mode is that it does not pick up the Windows 10 OS that good, grub picks up windows recovery partition everytime.

So I tried to install cinnamon, Its the same on legacy, grub picks up the recovery partition everytime, and when you boot on it, windows greet you with an error. But Cinnamon on UEFI mode worked perfectly. I successfully dualbooted Windows 10 and Linux Mint Cinnamon by clicking "Install". And on UEFI mode grub picks up the windows boot partition perfectly, allowing me to choose between the 2 OSes on boot.

So Im in the point in where I dont know if KDE has issues with my computer's UEFI mode, or my computer sux at running KDE.

I dont know if this relevant but my computer has NVIDIA, which gives screen tears on KDE running on legacy mode.

Summary: Cinnamon works perfectly on both legacy and UEFI mode of this computer, KDE fails to load the live desktop environment on UEFI mode but it load the desktop environment on legacy mode, only issue is the screen tears.

Last edited by zyxrhythm; 03-06-2017 at 03:57 PM.
 
Old 03-05-2017, 12:46 PM   #7
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if you had spent half the time specifying your system and posing a question instead of your expert opinions you would have a solution by now. mint uses old kernels so if your on new hardware you may have problems. the effects you describe could be caused by the gpu/driver.
 
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Old 03-06-2017, 03:55 PM   #8
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if you had spent half the time specifying your system and posing a question instead of your expert opinions you would have a solution by now. mint uses old kernels so if your on new hardware you may have problems. the effects you describe could be caused by the gpu/driver.

Thank you for your useful answer. Any other wise answer aside from the obvious problem with the "gpu/driver" mate? Like maybe how can I "specify" my system more to you and this thread?
 
Old 03-07-2017, 02:04 AM   #9
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lspci -k | grep -iEA5 'vga|3d'
uname -rv
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