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Old 12-13-2005, 08:56 PM   #1
BaltikaTroika
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KDE won't load after freeze


(Running OpenSUSE 10)

I had a problem with an unstable program and had to reboot my computer, which had completely locked up.

Now, when I try to boot into KDE, it goes through the loading process like usual (with SUSE it's a little circle of flashing lights going around a lizard head), but then, instead of putting me into my GUI, I'm stuck at an empty screen. The mouse works, everything works, but I've got no menus, no GUI, no wallpaper.

I believe that I need to flush out my KDE's temp files and things like that. I've gone through the process that's worked for me before (see * below), but this time, I'm having no luck. I can't get into KDE from any of the 3 accounts on my system.

Is there any way to revert to a clean, default KDE installation? Or is there maybe some temp area that I'm forgetting to clean out?

* Here's what I've been doing to fix a misbehaving KDE (I found it somewhere on the net, and it was working quite well):

Code:
CTRL-ALT+F1
login as root
init 3
rm -rf /tmp/*
rm -rf /tmp/.*
cd /home/me
rm -rf .mcop
rm .mcoprc
cd /home/me/.kde
rm *-(name)
rm -rf /tmp/*
init 5
Anyway, this doesn't help me out in my new situation. All of my window managers / desktop environments work perfectly, so it's definitely something confined to KDE.

Help!

Baltika
 
Old 12-13-2005, 11:49 PM   #2
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in a adition to what you did try
rm ~/.ICEauthority
rm ~/.DCOPServer_*
also go into ~/.kde top level and delete all links there to files no longer in /tmp

hope that gets you going

you can always try to rename entire ~/.kde directory and see if you get a new config wizard
 
Old 12-14-2005, 11:29 AM   #3
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have you tried preventing kde from saving your session
control center-->KDE Components-->Session Manager-->
Code:
|---On login------------------------------------------------------|
|O   Restore Previously saved session                             |
|O   Restore Manualy saved session                                |
|x   Start with an empty session                                  |
|                                                                 |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
should look something like that (i was feeling creative )
 
  


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