Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 20

Thread: I have screwed up my KDE

  1. #1

    Default I have screwed up my KDE

    I have screwed up my KDE! to the point that I get either the dreaded black screen, or a simple green screen with the cairo-dock bot no bar. Compiz is working but so much else isn't??

    I was adjusting window decorations at the time.

    I am trying to uninstall compiz, but it won't let me always hanging at 5% done,

    any trouble shooting tips??

    and so close to getting it the way I wanted,
    A Newbie to SUSE, thank goodness, and thank you, these forums make the difference
    and I will always leave a thread "SOLVED" with noobies in mind, like I would like!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    The English Lake District. UK - GMT/BST
    Posts
    36,733
    Blog Entries
    20

    Default Re: I have screwed up my KDE

    First thing to try is this.

    Boot to a console login. You must have auto login disabled here. So here is how to do that from your situation:
    Boot to Level 3, then Yast and More.... - openSUSE Forums

    In Yast follow the principles of this UI Guide
    Disable Auto-Login - openSUSE Forums
    ----------------------------------------------------------------

    Now at the login screen select console login - like this
    http://public.bay.livefilestore.com/...sole.login.png

    Login with username and password, then do this

    Code:
    mv .kde4 .kde4-backup
    hit enter

    now try typing:
    Code:
    startx
    enter

    report back
    Leap 15.1_KDE
    My Articles Was I any help? If yes: Click the star below

  3. #3

    Default Re: I have screwed up my KDE

    I reinstalled compiz after removing KDE, then reinstalled KDE and I have the same basic problems.

    I keep getting an error:

    Plasma workspace closed unexpectantly, perhaps this will help narrow it down.
    A Newbie to SUSE, thank goodness, and thank you, these forums make the difference
    and I will always leave a thread "SOLVED" with noobies in mind, like I would like!

  4. #4

    Default Re: I have screwed up my KDE

    Sorry I missed your previous post, but ironically found another with the same suggestion. ...so ...

    while in Gnome (which works fine), I went to my home folder and
    mv .kde4 .kde4-backup

    though it left my .kde folder so I deleted it and startx wouldn't work because iwas in an X session. I then logged out and back into KDE and now the problem is a little worse because the screen has gone from green to black though Cairo-dock is still working.

    hmmmm
    A Newbie to SUSE, thank goodness, and thank you, these forums make the difference
    and I will always leave a thread "SOLVED" with noobies in mind, like I would like!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    The English Lake District. UK - GMT/BST
    Posts
    36,733
    Blog Entries
    20

    Default Re: I have screwed up my KDE

    Is it any different if you do:
    Code:
    startkde
    Leap 15.1_KDE
    My Articles Was I any help? If yes: Click the star below

  6. #6

    Default Re: I have screwed up my KDE

    OK, so I tried startkde from within Gnome, and *** still gave me the plasma error, but at least I have my panel, though it is Gnome's panel still. here is the terminal com[plaints. I hope that helps:

    Application: Plasma Workspace (kdeinit4), signal: Segmentation fault
    [KCrash Handler]
    #5 0x00007f7dc68a6497 in Plasma::Wallpaper::setUsingRenderingCache(bool) () from /usr/lib64/libplasma.so.3
    #6 0x00007f7dab3c4fa7 in ?? () from /usr/lib64/kde4/plasma_wallpaper_image.so
    #7 0x00007f7dc68a632d in Plasma::Wallpaper::restore(KConfigGroup const&) () from /usr/lib64/libplasma.so.3
    #8 0x00007f7dc67db4f3 in Plasma::Applet:aint(Q Painter*, QStyleOptionGraphicsItem const*, QWidget*) () from /usr/lib64/libplasma.so.3
    #9 0x00007f7dcdb18cfa in ?? () from /usr/lib64/libQtGui.so.4
    #10 0x00007f7dcdb2b6b4 in ?? () from /usr/lib64/libQtGui.so.4
    #11 0x00007f7dcdb2d9ed in ?? () from /usr/lib64/libQtGui.so.4
    #12 0x00007f7dcdb2e322 in ?? () from /usr/lib64/libQtGui.so.4
    #13 0x00007f7dcdb2ea8c in ?? () from /usr/lib64/libQtGui.so.4
    #14 0x00007f7dcdb4dd35 in QGraphicsView:aintEvent(Q PaintEvent*) () from /usr/lib64/libQtGui.so.4
    #15 0x00007f7dcd565b72 in QWidget::event(QEvent*) () from /usr/lib64/libQtGui.so.4
    #16 0x00007f7dcd909d76 in QFrame::event(QEvent*) () from /usr/lib64/libQtGui.so.4
    #17 0x00007f7dcdb490ab in QGraphicsView::viewportEvent(QEvent*) () from /usr/lib64/libQtGui.so.4
    #18 0x00007f7dce5c7207 in QCoreApplicationPrivate::sendThroughObjectEventFilters(QObject*, QEvent*) () from /usr/lib64/libQtCore.so.4
    #19 0x00007f7dcd50fc6c in QApplicationPrivate::notify_helper(QObject*, QEvent*) () from /usr/lib64/libQtGui.so.4
    #20 0x00007f7dcd51627b in QApplication::notify(QObject*, QEvent*) () from /usr/lib64/libQtGui.so.4
    #21 0x00007f7dced10d0b in KApplication::notify(QObject*, QEvent*) () from /usr/lib64/libkdeui.so.5
    #22 0x00007f7dce5c7dfc in QCoreApplication::notifyInternal(QObject*, QEvent*) () from /usr/lib64/libQtCore.so.4
    #23 0x00007f7dcd56e0bd in QWidgetPrivate::drawWidget(Q PaintDevice*, QRegion const&, QPoint const&, int, QPainter*, QWidgetBackingStore*) () from /usr/lib64/libQtGui.so.4
    #24 0x00007f7dcd56ed58 in QWidgetPrivate:aintSiblingsRecursive(QPaintDevice*, QList<QObject*> const&, int, QRegion const&, QPoint const&, int, QPainter*, QWidgetBackingStore*) ()
    from /usr/lib64/libQtGui.so.4
    #25 0x00007f7dcd56de1a in QWidgetPrivate::drawWidget(Q PaintDevice*, QRegion const&, QPoint const&, int, QPainter*, QWidgetBackingStore*) () from /usr/lib64/libQtGui.so.4
    #26 0x00007f7dcd7259b5 in ?? () from /usr/lib64/libQtGui.so.4
    #27 0x00007f7dcd725d09 in ?? () from /usr/lib64/libQtGui.so.4
    #28 0x00007f7dcd58894a in ?? () from /usr/lib64/libQtGui.so.4
    #29 0x00007f7dcd593feb in QApplication::x11ProcessEvent(_XEvent*) () from /usr/lib64/libQtGui.so.4
    #30 0x00007f7dcd5be1e2 in ?? () from /usr/lib64/libQtGui.so.4
    #31 0x00007f7dc8f44dde in g_main_context_dispatch () from /usr/lib64/libglib-2.0.so.0
    #32 0x00007f7dc8f487a8 in ?? () from /usr/lib64/libglib-2.0.so.0
    #33 0x00007f7dc8f488d0 in g_main_context_iteration () from /usr/lib64/libglib-2.0.so.0
    #34 0x00007f7dce5f1323 in
    A Newbie to SUSE, thank goodness, and thank you, these forums make the difference
    and I will always leave a thread "SOLVED" with noobies in mind, like I would like!

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    The English Lake District. UK - GMT/BST
    Posts
    36,733
    Blog Entries
    20

    Default Re: I have screwed up my KDE

    Boot to level 3 Yast like this
    Boot to Level 3, then Yast and More.... - openSUSE Forums

    Go to System - /etc/sysconfig-editor
    Desktop > Display Manager > Display manager > set to kdm4

    Then
    Window Manager > Default_WM > set to startkde

    accept
    quit

    when back at the prompt type: reboot
    hit enter
    Leap 15.1_KDE
    My Articles Was I any help? If yes: Click the star below

  8. #8

    Default Re: I have screwed up my KDE

    and after relogging in to KDE, it is still the same, as in not fixed,

    arghhh
    A Newbie to SUSE, thank goodness, and thank you, these forums make the difference
    and I will always leave a thread "SOLVED" with noobies in mind, like I would like!

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    The English Lake District. UK - GMT/BST
    Posts
    36,733
    Blog Entries
    20

    Default Re: I have screwed up my KDE

    But gnome is still working.?

    If you create a new user account and try kde with that, what happens?
    Leap 15.1_KDE
    My Articles Was I any help? If yes: Click the star below

  10. #10

    Default Re: I have screwed up my KDE

    OK so now I have booted into 3 level Yast, coool.

    and made the changes you asked (alt plus highlighted letters allowed me to navigate), BUT

    I am still with a black screen as before, no panels, and cant add one or do many of the basic things,
    next suf=ggestion ..I hope?

    or should I do a reinstall?

    and btw, the login screen is different (cool), and the blue screen while logging in is sweet (the blue one with white spheres - Do you know where I can find it for my desktop?)

    OH and I will try your suggestion of:


    (If you create a new user account and try kde with that, what happens? )

    Thanks
    A Newbie to SUSE, thank goodness, and thank you, these forums make the difference
    and I will always leave a thread "SOLVED" with noobies in mind, like I would like!

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •