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Old 08-09-2004, 08:38 PM   #1
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boots fine, but won't pull up KDE.

I'm googling & searching as I'm typing this....

My Mandrake 10 boot goes (almost) fine - LILO comes up, all the startup configurations are all [OK], but it hangs right before KDE comes up.

I get a mass of green garbled junk at the top of my screen.

Everything has worked fine before I updated some stuff (from MDK control center) a few days ago and just now restarted.

Something to do with xf86?
Old 08-10-2004, 06:53 AM   #2
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Distribution: dual boot.... Mandrake 10.0OE/10.xcooker
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i know there were assorted xf86 updates. fonts, libs, server, etc. it could be you missed something crucial among them. 2 suggestions.........

can you boot into another DE (like Gnome, Icewm, etc.)? if so, use Mandrake Control Center->updates, check all the boxes for the updates (security, bug fixes, upgrades) & see if there's any more xf86 updates available.

if you can't get to any DE, then at a terminal prompt, login as root, connect to the internet & type urpmi xf86 or urpmi xfree & see what's available that way.

one other thought............. are you running a Nvidia card with the Nvidia drivers installed? if so, any time you upgrade a kernel or xf86 stuff, you must reinstall the Nvidia drivers. if that situation applies, try reinstalling the Nvidia drivers.



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