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Old 08-23-2016, 12:00 PM   #1
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Lost Firefox, Thunderbird and Libreoffice after system hardware upgrade


Hi peeps,

Opensuse 13.1

So, I upgraded my hardware today. basically going from an i3 processor with 4 Gb ram to an i7 with 8Gb, so a change of motherboard.

Thought the quickest and simplest way, this being Linux after all, was just to take hard drive from the old PC and put in the new one.

Fantastic. That worked. The only thing I had to do, or so I thought was to reconfigure networking, which I did using Yast.

Anyhow, I then discovered that if I launch Firefox, Thunderbird or Libreoffice, I get no visible signs that they are working. Event viewer shows them running. They get PIDS assigned and use the memory I would expect, they just don't display.

Trying them from the CLI, just gets a prompt sitting, with no indication what's going on in the background and trying to run them twice gets the system message that they are running but not responding.

Thought, hey, no problem. Put the HD back in the original PC. Exactly the same.

Safe mode is the same.

Created new user just in case my KDE configs were borked but just the same with a new user too.

Try de-install and re-install. No help there

Wont even run as root.

Now at a loss and looking for assistance, so keeping fingers crossed.

TIA
 
Old 08-23-2016, 12:37 PM   #2
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Created new user just in case my KDE configs were borked but just the same with a new user too.
Try de-install and re-install. No help there
Wont even run as root.
That is something creepy there. BTW how did you deinstall/reinstall if it didn't go root? I have paused and thought over your problem to no avail. I have no experience to recollect and help.

Maybe that is a systemd problem again. Seems new to me because I have done same procedure of swapping MBs but Slackware in old hard drive goes on as if nothing happened.
 
Old 08-23-2016, 03:22 PM   #3
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sounds more like graphic acceleration problems to me.
different gpus in the different intel processors.
try reinstalling the affected apps?

trying to run kde as root might have borked things even more.
 
Old 08-23-2016, 03:25 PM   #4
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Check if you have any custom application rules set for those programs. Happened to me and it ended up that I had them set to launch on workspaces that didn't exist after some updates to KDE. Not sure how they stopped existing, but that was the issue, cleared the custom rules, restarted apps, and they were back.
 
  


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