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Old 09-04-2011, 07:55 PM   #1
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Kde4 Themes Problem after I updated my fedora 14

After updating my Fedora 14 Laughlin, on system reboot the system stops at
Cannot open theme file /usr/share/kde4/apps/kdm/themes/ethais
And if I click Ok the system will show black screen, and i can't go any further
Old 09-05-2011, 05:10 PM   #2
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Try this:

Right when the machine starts up, hit ESC about once a second until the grub menu appears. hit 'e' for edit, move to the kernel line and hit 'e' again. at the end of the line type /bin/bash Then, hit 'b' for boot. You probably won't have a PATH, but you'll be root, so just type:

echo $PATH
to check if there's anything there. If not, type:

export PATH='/bin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/usr/sbin'
Check which kdm themes are installed:

ls /usr/share/kde4/apps/kdm/themes/
Check current theme name:

cat /etc/kde/kdm/kdmrc | grep -i theme
Look for line:

Change theme:

sed 's,ethais,oxygen,g' /etc/kde/kdm/kdmrc > /etc/kde/kdm/kdmrc.sav
Swap files:

mv /etc/kde/kdm/kdmrc /etc/kde/kdm/kdmrc.bak && mv /etc/kde/kdm/kdmrc.sav /etc/kde/kdm/kdmrc
Change init to level 5

init 5
You might have to reboot to get the GUI login, but
init 5
usually works on Fedora.
Old 09-13-2011, 07:52 PM   #3
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Am so greatfull i could use my system again, the themes error was resolved.Thanks.
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