kdebase-libs2.2.2 breaks all regular user logins?
I'm not quite sure which caused this, but. . .
I had been burning ISO's of Woody from files I had copied from DVD. The DVD
and CD-RW are on the same IDE port.
As One ot the CD's was burning away, I tried to check out the DVD, and my
system locked up tighter than a drum!
After waiting many minutes for it to sort itself out I had to resort to
hitting the reset button. During this session, I had also updated a few kde
libs. When the system finally finished fixing all the file systems, I found
that I could not log in as any regular user? Root could log in though?!?
I tried the usual moving the .kde* files and even created a new user, but no
joy at all.
Since I had CD's of Woody from early Jan, thanks to the DVD, I re-installed
everything, keeping my home partition intact (Good idea to have several
Once I got this working, I started to update it bit by bit, since I'm on a
pay-per-minute dialup access. After the last set of updates, that included
updating kdebase-libs to 2.2.2 I found that I, once again, could not log into
kde? Using the CD's I downgraded kdebase-libs and kdebase to126.96.36.199-6 and
this restored my login?!?
Obviously, I've got a serious problem with libs, since no one else has
reported this type of problem. Here is what I have installed under kde:
johngay@debian:~$ dpkg -l|grep kde
ii kde-designer 2.3.0-final-1 QT GUI Designer (with KDE widget support)
ii kde-games 2.2.19 The K Desktop Environment (Games and Toys)
ii kde-i18n-engb 2.2.2-1 English (UK) i18n files for KDE
ii kdebase 188.8.131.52-6 KDE core applications
ii kdebase-audiol 2.2.2-14 KDE audio libraries amd modules for kdebase
ii kdebase-crypto 2.2.2-1 KDE crypto control module
ii kdebase-doc 184.108.40.206-6 Documentation for Applications in kdebase
ii kdebase-libs 220.127.116.11-6 KDE libraries and modules for kdebase
ii kdecarddecks 2.2.2-1 Card decks for KDE games
ii kdelibs-dev 2.2.2-5 KDE core libraries (development files)
ii kdelibs3 2.2.2-5 KDE core libraries (runtime files)
ii kdelibs3-crypt 2.2.2-5 KDE core crypto libraries
ii kdelibs3-doc 2.2.2-5 KDE core library documentation
ii kdepasswd 2.2.2-5 A Password changer frontend for KDE
ii kdepim-libs 2.1.1-4 KDE libraries amd modules for kdepim
ii kdesdk-scripts 2.2.2-2 a set of useful development scripts for KDE
ii kdetoys-doc-ht 2.2.2-2 KDE toys documentation in HTML format
ii kdevelop 2.0.2-1 An IDE for Unix/X11
ii kdevelop-data 2.0.2-1 Platform independent data files for the kdev
ii kdevelop-doc 2.0.2-1 Documentation for the kdevelop package
ii kdewallpapers 18.104.22.168-6 Some wallpapers for KDE
ii libkdegames 2.2.2-2 KDE Games library and common files
Obvously, all the kde stuff should be 2.2.2, but since I had to downgrade
kdebase and kdebase-libs to get my login working, somethign else must be
causing a conflict. What other libs and such should I check to see where this
conflict is coming from? And why would root still be able to log in, but no
This is very strange indeed!
If I didn't have such a slow, expensive connection I've been wanting to try
out Sorcerer Linux to keep a bit more up-to-date than Debian. I love Debian's
apt and dpkg tools, but Sorcerer's ability to fetch source code directly from
the app's homepage and compile it locally, fully optimised for your system
sounds like a great way to keep up-to-date!
I hope someone can point me in the right direction!
Before I forget, Great job Chris and everyone! I especially like Chris'
recent status update! Nice to see where we are heading! Keep up the great