Earlier today I installed KDE on my machine that had LXDE running using
zypper install -t pattern kde4 kde4_basis
And then I proceeded to remove LXDE via terminal. Now When I boot up, it shows the KDE loading screen and then shows a black screen with only a mouse. I rebooted and went into advanced options and it loads in safe mode but its extremely slow… any help would be great that would avoid reinstalling lol!
It doesn’t let me do anything. It loads up normally, and then I guess it is set to auto-login because it shows that square and starts to fade in with the HDD picture, wrench and screw driver, the globe, the desktop image and then the KDE logo and then it comes up black.
Either disable auto login (you said you can load safe mode, which would give you access to yast to do this)
As kde loads to where the screen goes black- try pressing Alt+SHIFT+F12
This toggles desktop effects off/on
when KDE is started (so black), try Alt+F2. If you get a prompt type “kwin --replace”. Maybe this gives you a GUI
if not (and I understood this is your first KDE-install - so you don’t have any personal settings): open a terminal (like Alt+Ctrl+F1), login in with your username and type “mv ~/.kde4 ~/.kde4.backup”. Log into KDE and see if it’s working. if not redo it in the terminal with “rm -R ~/.kde4” and “mv ~/.kde4.backup ~/.kde4”