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    Default KDE is just a black screen after update

    Couple of days ago I did 'zypper up' from the factory repo and installed all the updates, including the kernel-desktop-2.6.31-8.3. When I rebooted, my KDE4.3 was just a black screen with a white cursor. I tried deleting all the plasma files in .KDE4 but that didn't help.

    When I tried booting into KDE as root, everything was working normally. Then I created a new user and KDE is working fine with that user also.

    Anyone know what went wrong with my original user?

    There are a few errors about /var/screens, /var/uscreens and openSUSE firewall not being normal files when I boot into runlevel 3 as the original user.

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    Default Re: KDE is just a black screen after update

    I installed the latest beta of the nvidia driver and now everything is working again.

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    Default Re: KDE is just a black screen after update

    I have the same trouble with an Intel 945.

    Unfortunately, new user account doesn't work either (although XFCE is unaffected)...

    If you find anything about what this is, please keep me updated.

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    Default Re: KDE is just a black screen after update

    Are you able to login as root under terminal? If so you need to remove your video driver and reinstall through terminal. Removing is not necessary but is advised. It is just the fact that the video driver needs to rebuild the kernel after a kernel update.
    System: IntelCore 2 Quad 6600, Asus P5Q Deluxe,8 GB Corsair XMS, NVidia GTS 250 512Mb
    OS: OpenSuse 11.1 x64; 2.6.27...; KDE 4.3 Dual-boot w/ Windows 7 RC

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    Default Re: KDE is just a black screen after update

    I'm just a little thrown by the fact that dependency resolution for the Intel driver normally deals with such things itself - it might in fact be a totally unrelated issue.

    Thanks anyway - now I have bigger problems to worry about, so I'll worry about this later...

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