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Month: December 2016

TDE 14.0.4 on Debian Stretch, tdm-trinity, tdeinit problem

From: "L.S. McCarty" <lsmccarty@...>
Date: Sat, 31 Dec 2016 15:50:44 -0500
Hello to all.

I'm a long-time TDE user running TDE 14.0.4 amd64 on Debian 9.x Stretch 
(unstable, actually Siduction, using systemd). It works well, although I 
occasionally run into minor issues that I eventually solve. It is after 
all "unstable".

Over the last few weeks a problem remains, binutils_2.27-9_amd64.deb 
works fine, but several updates of this program which can be loaded by 
itself, most recently binutils_2.27.90.201612331-1_amd64.deb, all render 
the system unbootable.

The boot cycle proceeds from sda1 without any errors but the tdm signon 
comes up with a black background rather the normal blue TDE one. When I 
logon I get an error message and TDE does not load, showing a problem 
with my home partition on sda5:

Could not read connection list
Please check that the "dcopserver" program is running

When I hit Enter I then get:

Could not start tdeinit, Check your installation.

This problem is specific to TDE as I can still load the backup desktop 
LXQT by the usual logon from the TDE signon box.

When I boot to the console and downgrade to binutils_2.27-9_amd64.deb 
everything works as usual on the reboot.

If anyone has any possible solutions I'd be happy to try them out and 
report back.

SENT BY: Lynn McCarty