Re: how to gather info for reporting problem
On Sat, 08 Oct 2011 17:18:37 -0500, Harry Putnam wrote:
> Attempted to install a full kde setup today but landed in the soup once
> it was done.
I suppose you installed the right pattern for you current running Debian
system, right? That is, kde-full for "squeeze" if you are running
squeeze, kde-full for wheezy, if you are running wheezy, etc...
> I just get a black screen with a terminal emulator running, no menus are
> available with mouse clicks or anywhere on the screen in terms of an
> icon. Just the terminal. Any apps I open are slapped up into the top
> left corner where the title bar becomes inaccessible. If I open
> anything else it covers the previous app, then I have two with the one
> under inaccessible. Can't even be raised back to top.
You mean you were not able to login with your user account (no desktop at
all, just the command line)?
> So it clear enough something or things are boogered up.
It is still unclear to me at what stage you find right now, so:
1/ If you are left into a tty and no GUI login is possible, try to launch
"startx" and see what happens.
2/ If you can login with your usual account but things are completely
messed up, try to create a fresh new user and login with it.
> I want to report what has happened and maybe get a leg up on fixing
> things back up.
I would also post into Debian KDE mailing list:
But provide detailed steps for your actions so that people can give you