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Old 08-24-2005, 04:34 PM   #1
Per
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Can't start KDE or GNOME any more


I can't start KDE or GNOME or any KDE- or GNOME-applications any more. I tried to uninstall a game, and when I didn't find the uninstaller mentioned in the documents, I simply removed the files with this command:
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\rm -r /usr/local/games/MarbleBlastGoldDemo/ /usr/lib/menu/marbleblastgolddemo /usr/bin/marbleblastgolddemo
When I restarted X some KDE applications like kicker and kontact could not be started, while I could run others like kmail and kcalc. After editeing ~/.kde/share/config/kickerrc I was able to start kicker. I then thought about starting with a clean ~/.kde and fixing what needed to be fixed and just copying the config files for the applications that worked. I exited KDE and renamed ~/.kde to ~/.kde.old and has been unable to start KDE ever since. Later I found out that GNOME couldn't be started either. IceWM and WindowMaker works however. If I create a new user that user can run KDE and GNOME. I get this mesage repeated twice if I start X with xinit and the KDE with startkde:
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xset: bad font path element (#159), possible causes are:
Directory does not exist or has wrong permissions
Directory missing fonts.dir
Incorrect font server address or syntax
/var/log/Xorg.0.log shows nothig unusual.
 
Old 08-24-2005, 05:35 PM   #2
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I think the problem may be in your xorg.conf. Open it up and look for a bunch of FontPath lines in the "Files" section. As an example, my font paths look like this:

Code:
    FontPath   "/usr/share/fonts/TTF"
    FontPath   "/usr/share/fonts/local/"
    FontPath   "/usr/share/fonts/misc/"
    FontPath   "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
    FontPath   "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
    FontPath   "/usr/share/fonts/Type1/"
#    FontPath   "/usr/share/fonts/Speedo/"
    FontPath   "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi/"
    FontPath   "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi/"
I wouldn't be surprised if one of your FontPath lines has one of those directories you deleted. If you find a like with one of those, just delete it and see if that works.

Good luck.
 
Old 08-25-2005, 03:09 AM   #3
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Originally posted by FreeThinkerJim
I think the problem may be in your xorg.conf. Open it up and look for a bunch of FontPath lines in the "Files" section. As an example, my font paths look like this:

[SNIP]
I'm using the X Font Server (xfs), and i have only one line in my "Files" section:
Code:
    FontPath "unix/:-1"

Last edited by Per; 08-25-2005 at 09:18 AM.
 
  


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