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Re: How to rescue a screwed up install of KDE on wheezy

On 10/10/11 10:46, Harry Putnam wrote:
> Scott Ferguson <prettyfly.productions@gmail.com> writes:
>>> When I rebooted I got a KDM login and was then dropped into an X
>>> session with only a terminal emulator and black backdrop.  No
>>> icons, panels or etc.  Further no menus produced by clicking any mouse
>>> buttons. 
> That was bad information, and it appears much of your reply is based
> on it.  When I saw a gui login I assumed it was KDE, it turned out not
> to be.  Apparently it was GNOME... But it did not appear like the
> gnome login I've seen before.
> So up to now I've still not managed to raise a kde login.
> I'm proceeding with your other instructions and will report back when done.
Please don't fork the posts Harry - just the one response per post. :-)
When there's too many different posts people just don't read the
required information - and their advice is unlikely to be useful.

In a short period of time you've generated over a dozen posts across two
lists - by just reply to the same post, instead of creating new ones,
it's easier for us to follow what's happening.

Here's a reasonable guide:-

You only need one login manager - you currently have both the GNOME one,
and the KDE one installed, and clearly, you a .xinitrc as well.
Fluxbox can be started from kdm as well. So:-
$ mv ~.xinrtc ~xinitrc.bak
# dpkg-reconfigure kdm

NOTE: you'll still able to chose a non-gui login if you wish - you'll
just have a single place to chose from.

Rather that have us dig through the dozen plus posts on this list and
the Debian-users list on this subject so that we can get a full view of
the situation...
Please run the following commands:-

$ dpkg --get-selections > ~/selections.txt
$ cat /etc/apt/sources.list > ~/sources.list
$ ls -s /etc/alternatives | grep manager > ~/sessions.txt
$ cat /etc/init.d/kdm | grep HEED_DEFAULT_DISPLAY_MANAGER > ~/default_dm.txt
$ cp /etc/X11/default-display-manager ~

And attach the output to your reply to this post ie.:-


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