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Old 09-08-2003, 04:45 AM   #1
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lost desktop on logout !!!

I attempted to log out after just getting a program (molpro) up and running successfully. The logout failed, so I rebooted and got only the text-based login. The system tries and fails to give me a graphical login. I would like my KDE desktop back !!! How do I do this?
Old 09-08-2003, 05:03 AM   #2
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Hi there;
I had the sam problome that you have and i fixed it by typing the init 5 command.
Try to type - init 5- in the command line and it should attempt to start the x window.
Try to open the XF86Config by typing less /etc/X11/XF86Config check it if it's setup correctly. Also you have a backup copy of XF86Config in the same directory type /etc/X11/XF86Config.backup
try to check the depth color of your monitor you can set it to 8.

see ya
Old 09-10-2003, 05:06 AM   #3
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Okay, I've got my desktop back!

I just used xfs & (entered, about a line and a half of text appeared) and then startx.

Before this, when I checked the status of xfs (using service xfs status) it said it was dead even when I had just started it (service xfs start). Now I got an xfs running message and I could access GNOME. I halted the system, booted it up again and everything was back to normal - I got a graphical login and could access KDE.

I think my problems were caused by running a program in /root without enough memory - not really font-related at all ...


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