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Old 01-26-2005, 09:01 PM   #1
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KDE No Display


I just finished "emerge --update --world" (that's gentoospeak for updating my system) and afterwards all my X stuff is totally broken. Reconfigured X and got it to successfully startx, (succesfully meaning with no errors displayed), the screen goes blank and then nothing. I can hear the kde startup sound in the background and if i wait until i am sure that it is booted up, I can exit kde through keyboard shortcuts, so I know that it is partially working in the background. Any suggestions on where I should go to fix this problem?

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Old 01-26-2005, 09:47 PM   #2
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Try switching to a command line console;
[Ctrl][F2]
for example. Then update your Linux video drivers. Your drivers need to be recompiled for your kernel version... at least that's my guess...
 
Old 01-26-2005, 09:57 PM   #3
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I didn't update my kernel, so do you think that still might be necessary? Second, if I emerge --update KDE, will it wipe out my old configuration settings? Remove shortcuts? Remove files on desktop? Basically, what do I have to lose be re-emerging KDE?

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Old 01-26-2005, 10:24 PM   #4
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I went ahead and reinstalled the nVidia drivers anyway. Still having the same problem. Any other suggestions?

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Old 01-27-2005, 03:09 AM   #5
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Just to assure you, no emerge operation will wipe out any of your configuration. Remember something nice called a .keep file? This file tells portage not to touch a directory.

You might want to run etc-update and update your configuraton though...

It's nice to meet another gentooer around!

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Old 01-27-2005, 04:08 PM   #6
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Cool FIXED

Wow, learn something new every day . Thanks for the info on the .keep files - I had no idea that existed. Anyways, I got my problem fixed, just had to reemerge kdebase. No problems anymore.

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