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Old 08-07-2006, 10:17 AM   #1
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mandriva kiosk, kde upgrade failed

I tried to upgrade kde using mandriva kiosk (I was going from 3.4 to 3.5.2 I believe) but the upgrade hung in the middle, I think this may have been a comcast/internet connection prob but non the less I thought it was stopped for good to I stopped it mid install (bad idea I know) anyway it was in the middle of the upgrade so now it seems I have a half installed kde and I can't seem to upgrade it or downgrade it (i really will be happy with 3.4) currently it will start x but it leaves me with what seems to be just a window manager, if I left click on the desktop (which comes up as just blue, no icons, clock, toolbar, nothin) it will give me a launch menu, so I can open a browser and mcc and such in x, but the kde stuff won't work. When I try to install kde off of a repository (throgh urpmi or mcc) it gives me conflicts (it will say "there was a problem with the install, conflict with .." and its always some file with 3.5.2 in it's name so I assume that is from the attemped upgrade.
I am no expert but willing to work at this, help is greatly appreciated.!
Old 08-12-2006, 04:14 AM   #2
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Hm, do you also have another than KDE desktop ?
My solution would be a bit drastic, though it should work, it would be to totally uninstall KDE and then reinstall it from scratch :
1/ Using MCC's software manager, have another desktop installed, like gnome, blackbox, whatever. So that you may totally screw up KDE and still be able to log onto a graphical system
2/ Inside the MCC, check if you're using kdm, and if yes, chose another manager, like gdm or mdk-dm.
3/ Using MCC's software manager, totally uninstall KDE, and I mean it, totally, all programs with KDE in their name should be removed - start with kde-base so that all kde dependencies will be auto-selected.
4/ if you don't have important personalized settings, even remove ~/.kde folder
5/ then, running gnome or another desktop, run the kiosk installation of your latest KDE, this time it should work...
... well, I hope
Old 08-14-2006, 03:54 AM   #3
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Since Kiosk is club member only service it's very unlikely you find someone who used it and had the same problem here. You better look around in the club forum. From what I remember you're not the only one with this problem but it can be fixed by using urpmi somehow.
Old 08-18-2006, 07:12 AM   #4
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thank you

Thank you guys for your quick response, i did reinstall kde and it did work (although I did lose the fonts I had installed)


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