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Old 02-22-2009, 04:23 PM   #1
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Mepis 7 Xsystem (kde) won't start enymore

Hi All

We installed Mepis 7 on a friend's computer and it worked fine until he started fiddling around with Chinese fonts.
Now KDE won't start anymore.
Everything seems to work alright we can login, but after typing in startx it stays in console mode with the message:

FPE "/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc" refcount is 2, should be 1; fixing
rm: cannot remove `.' or `..'

We reinstalled xserver-org and xorg.

reinstalling xfonts-base gives:
warning: /usr/lib/X11/fonts/misc does not exist or is not a directory
but I don't have that directory on the working Mepis 7 on my own system.
egrep '^\((EE|WW)\)' /var/log/Xorg.0.log does not give significant failures.
We are running out of options.
Any ideas?

Old 02-23-2009, 12:43 AM   #2
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Since Mepis installs quickly, one or two solution is to boot the live CD and reinstall preserving your home partition? Or do a complete new install?

I understand that does not fix the current install, but that gets you going again rapidly and if this is a recent vanilla set-up except for the fonts that would be a quick solution, if it does not work preserving your home...

Have you tried Mepis 8 RC3? or wait a few days and try the final Mepis 8 when it is in the public mirrors, or a torrent for downloading...

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Mepis 7 Xsystem (kde) won't start anymore

Namida12 thanks for replying.
Just downloading SimplyMEPIS-CD_8.0.00-rel_32.iso.
We'll try that one.


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