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Old 05-27-2018, 07:11 PM   #121
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$DESKTOP_SESSION just shows a plain line after I hit enter.

Yesterday when I did eselect profile show, and it said I have:

default/linux/amd64/17.0/desktop/plasma

Today, when I did that after all the updates, it now says:
default/linux/amd64/17.0/desktop

I did a different equo command, it said I had Sabayon 18.05 KDE.

I wish I remembered which command that last one was.
I am hoping changing run level could work because I need help with that.
If changing run level doesn't do anything, then I will really have to figure this or just try a different OS.
 
Old 05-27-2018, 08:36 PM   #122
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When you do a normal boot and get to the sababon login prompt, do you enter the user name of the user created during the install then hit the Enter key?
Are you then prompted for your password? If so, enter it and then hit the enter key. Then type startx (all lower case Letters) and hit the Enter key.
If that doesn't do it, then you will need to switch to root user with either su or su -i at the prompt, hit the Enter key and enter your root password at the prompt then go to the /etc/inittab file and change the number 3 to 4 or 5. Different systems use 4, some use 5 so you'll just have to try them Not sure what text editor you will have available but you can always use vi, if you know how to use it: vi /etc/inittab
 
Old 05-27-2018, 08:57 PM   #123
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I did su root before I did the startx and when I typed startx, it brought me here.
Nothing was in any of the text boxes initially, I typed some of the stuff I saw in your post.
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Old 05-29-2018, 04:05 PM   #124
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Did changing the runlevel boot you into the KDE DE?
 
Old 05-29-2018, 04:06 PM   #125
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I am trying to figure out how to do that, I feel like that would actually do something!

I may need to install VI and I need to figure out the /etc/inittab directory not existing unless I am not doing something right and it comes with VI.

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Old 05-29-2018, 04:19 PM   #126
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I am trying to figure out how to do that, I feel like that would actually do something!

I may need to install VI and I need to figure out the /etc/inittab directory not existing unless I am not doing something right and it comes with VI.
Vi should already been installed. Nano is also a text editor that you can use to open the /etc/inittab file.

http://www.linfo.org/vi/open.html

To open any file with vi you would type: vi (name of file)

Here is what I get when I type vi /etc/inittab at the cmd-line. Vi opens the file and shows me what's in the file.
To edit the file you have to be root to make changes.

Code:
# inittab       This file describes how the INIT process should set up
#               the system in a certain run-level.
#
# Version:      @(#)inittab             2.04    17/05/93        MvS
#                                       2.10    02/10/95        PV
#                                       3.00    02/06/1999      PV
#                                       4.00    04/10/2002      PV
#                                      13.37    2011-03-25      PJV
#
# Author:       Miquel van Smoorenburg, <miquels@drinkel.nl.mugnet.org>
# Modified by:  Patrick J. Volkerding, <volkerdi@slackware.com>
#

# These are the default runlevels in Slackware:
#   0 = halt
#   1 = single user mode
#   2 = unused (but configured the same as runlevel 3)
#   3 = multiuser mode (default Slackware runlevel)
#   4 = X11 with KDM/GDM/XDM (session managers)
#   5 = unused (but configured the same as runlevel 3)
#   6 = reboot
This is just an example to show you what the file looks like.

Hope that helps.
 
Old 05-29-2018, 04:21 PM   #127
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https://www.washington.edu/computing/unix/vi.html
 
Old 05-29-2018, 04:44 PM   #128
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https://www.washington.edu/computing/unix/vi.html

Open Suse comes with the KDE desktop:-

https://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=opensuse

So does Fedora:-

https://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=fedora

You might want to consider those if you continure to have trouble with Sabayon.

Heck, you could even try Slackware (comes with KDE) however it will not hold your hand.
https://distrowatch.com/table.php?di...tion=slackware
 
Old 05-29-2018, 05:26 PM   #129
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If you change the runlevels and it doesn't help the only other thing the issue I think could be is a Nvidia driver issue.

Here's the linux driver for your Nvidia Geforce GTX 970m card.

http://www.nvidia.com/Download/drive...x/114708/en-us

-::-I looked under supported products to make sure I saw your card.-::-

Here's what I learned from a man here at LQ that ran Debian Testing for many years and was very good with Linux.

Quote:
If a system won't boot to desktop it has to be xorg, the kernel or maybe a proprietary video driver most likely.
It could also be something in the init system (sysvinit, startup and systemd) but in testing it's xorg related.
Run a update, if that doesn't work try Recovery Mode and direct it to boot when it get's around to asking what you want.
Recovery Mode runs a few more corrective tools and may fix it on it's own.
If you can run the DE as root the problems is with your user not the system at large.
Other than that, I'm out of ideas. Sorry:-
 
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That's okay, thanks for trying, might try a different OS then. :3
 
Old 05-29-2018, 06:01 PM   #131
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I might try Fedora KDE since one thing I really loved about it is YUM.

I seriously thank you for your time and hard effort you put in trying to help a novice like me. I wish I can DM you somehow.
 
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That's okay, thanks for trying, might try a different OS then. :3
Gecko Linux is another cool distro based on Open Suse. I ran it for a year and liked it.

https://geckolinux.github.io/
 
Old 05-29-2018, 07:17 PM   #133
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I might try Fedora KDE since one thing I really loved about it is YUM.

I seriously thank you for your time and hard effort you put in trying to help a novice like me. I wish I can DM you somehow.
You're Welcome.

You can private message any member here that you want to.

Just left click on their name and in the drop down menu select "send a private message" to the person you want.

Good Luck and don't forget to mark your thread solved.
 
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I might try Fedora KDE since one thing I really loved about it is YUM.
Yum was replaced with dnf:-

Good Luck with Fedora.
 
  


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