Hi I’m in need of help. Unfortunately I think I broke KDE.
For some unexplained reasons KDE crashed while I was working on my computer. The screen went black and a part from a couple of windows left open everything else was gone: desktop, icons…
so I used Ctrl+Alt+BKS to log out. when I attempted to restart KDE it didn’t work and it kept on sending me back to the login.
upon rebooting I’m unable to see KDE and I only have a small terminal window (which seems to be in a some sort of graphical mode) and at the command “startx” the system replies that X is already running.
If I reboot in safe mode, when I give “startx” I get a black screen.
Any idea on how I could get KDE working again?
thanks in advance for your help!
thanks for your quick reply.
unfortunately it looks like nothing is working.
the normal user doesn’t create a new KDE4 folder and the new test user doesn’t even add all necessary folders to the /home folder (Desktop, Documents…).
I can login with the normal user and from the little CLI I have I can start dolphin and other programs including YaST2. When I try to install programs or to update the software I get a bunch of errors and the message that / is full!!!
If you log into the CLI, and do a “df” without quotes, you’ll see that / partition is full. SOmething is filling up your root partition, so the OS cannot use the “temp” folder anymore for all the temporary files. You need more storage for your root parititon. Free up some space.
ok, I managed to delete some files from temp and I logged in with KDE!!G
now my next problem. / (10GB) is still almost completely full.
one of the largest files is /proc/kcore which says is 128TiB !!! can this file be deleted?
Sorry just one last question.
after all this process I had a couple of widgets that are no longer working. Since they were not in the default installation and I had them downloaded from the “get new widgets>download new plasma widgets” I tried to download them again.
Unfortunately it can no longer find the downloadable widgets like if the system has lost the “link” to the on-line server where you download them from.
how can I restore the “add new widgets” facility?
PS it looks like the website “kde-look.org” is down…or is it just me?