Re: [SLE] No more XD2 ..(.now I have X and KDE but cant login to Gnome)
From: Franklin Maurer (nebbish_at_sprynet.com)
To: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2003 23:02:00 -0400
On Monday 01 September 2003 10:17 pm, Thinker wrote:
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> This is what I have just done ...
> 1. As a user became root (su) and typed 'init 3'.
This was necessary if you were going to run sax2 to fix your second display.
> 2. Logged in as root and typed 'startx'. This took me to KDE 3.1.1
> 3. Opened a terminal and typed 'synaptic'.
> 4. In synaptic I clicked on the "update List" after that was finished I
> clicked on the "distribution upgrade" icon.. and then proceed.
Did it error out? or did it complete and rebuild the rpm database? If the
next(gnome) part errored out this should have as well, so you might have just
downloaded everything without installing it.
To find out, open synaptic and in the drop down menu that's says all
packages change it to upgradeable. If its full of choices you probably
haven't upgraded anything.
> 5. Once the distro upgrade was complete, I rebooted to see if anything
> would change. I got the gdm at runlevel 5 but when I chose gnome as the
> session, it booted me to kde anyway.
Were you able to log into gnome after the ximian removal? or was this the
first time you tried it?
> 6. I went back and ran synaptic again, this time choosing everything gnome
> (ulb) there was to install/upgrade. When executing rpm (Uvh) this install
> gave extra output that I have no idea what it is.
If you copy the message perhaps we'll be able to help.
> What to do now? If I could find a way to make backups of my evolution and
> document directories to my CDR via cli .. I think I would do that and
> simply reinstall SuSE 8.2 at this point. Unfortunately I don't know how to
> make such a backup and I think this is a learning experience for me and
I've done this before as well. But you'll learn more by fixing it.
If you'd rather give up and start again ...
Do you have any free space on your hard drive(non-partitioned)? If so you can
make an extra partition, copy what you can (/var/cache/apt/archives , your
home dir, anything you've put in /usr/local ) and just not format it when you
install. Write down the starting and ending block info from yast > hardware>
To burn a data cd use k3b. I think you open a new data project and just drag
and drop what you want to burn.
You'll need to run k3b setup first, if its the first time you used it.
If you want to proceed... make sure you have no kde 3.1.1 rpms left. You may
be able to find them using the command James told you about when you were
looking for the ximian rpms, or search through with synaptic.
If you find some remove them. Then use synaptic and individually select all
the kde 3.1.3 packages.
Then the gnome stuff.
Try to copy any error messages ...
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