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Old 09-30-2005, 10:31 PM   #61
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Originally posted by beginning
Ok... Now I'm really confused......

I had a system crash and had to reinstall. But when I get the downloaded packages installed I reboot and it comes back up in IceWM.... I really dislike IceWM...... Why is this happening to me..... ?
You and me both. Everytime I try to upgrade, it breaks it and goes to IceWM.
Old 10-01-2005, 06:30 AM   #62
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why does it change to icewm?? does it try to start kde and then switch to icewm? do you have the kde login where you can switch window managers (cant remember what icewm has). /etc/X11/default-display-manager (debian) will change your default display manager (normaly just a single line of text: /usr/bin/kdm ). new kde packages are coming in thick and fast, might be easier to stick with a diferent desktop and try upgading untill it all works again, otherwise your going to have to hunt down the log file that tells you whats going wrong. i dont know where to find it, if someone could point out which logs to check it would be a big help to me too.
Old 10-01-2005, 01:13 PM   #63
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compiling KDE

I normally take the KDE sources and compile them to my local machine and install KDE on Mandriva/Mandrake that way. Usually works perfectly. I have done this since Mandrake 9.0. But KDE 3.4.2 on Mandriva LE is a different ballgame! In the KDE-Go menu button, there are no applications there. Using the 'run command' option cannot seem to find things simple as 'konsole'. I get lots of bluetooth pop-up boxes. When I want to logout, there is no selection for shutting down the computer or re-booting; just a logging out icon. There are lots and lots of core dumps that appear the next time I log in, presumably being created from my last login session.

Anyone seen stuff like this before? Did something change in Mandriva LE or KDE 3.4.2 that may be causing these problems? Anyone know what may be the issue? The konstruct compile/install process looked perfect. I almost want to cry .



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