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Re: [trinity-users] KDE 3 in Lenny has gone bonkers

From: Lisi <lisi.reisz@...>
Date: Sat, 8 Oct 2011 23:41:07 +0100
Thanks for the reply, Nicolas.

On Saturday 08 October 2011 23:04:18 Nicolas Bercher wrote:
> Do you have parts of KDE4 installed?  Even if your situation seems more
> serious than what it ought to be, I feel that these changes could come from
> a bad mix of KDE3 and KDE4 programs. Do you use a pure Lenny install or do
> you use other repositories such as testing, unstable, etc. ?

Pure Lenny, except for a couple of Lenny-backports.

> Silly questions: are you sure to log in as the expected user? 

Yes.  I have it going straight to the desktop without going via logging in.

> Did you do 
> some tricky things with uids, user accounts, /home directories, etc. ?

I removed a large chunk of data from /home, but /home isn't on the dying disk.

>  Does your ~/.kde folder seems ok, or quite empty/new/fresh.  Can you
> recognize anything personnal in there? 

Yes.  Some desktop backgrounds that I had imported.

> (mostly in 
> ~/.kde/share/apps/<any_app_you_use_and_customised>/)
>
> Also, I have had bad adventures while I inadvertently modified /tmp perms:
>
>    $ ls -ld /tmp
>
> must mention: "drwxrwxrwxt" and "root root".

It does.

> What's the problem with your CMOS battery?

Nothing, I hope.  But a dying CMOS battery can sometimes cause strange 
problems, and it is cheap (and usually easy) to change it.

But there is no point in worrying about anything else while I know that the 
hard drive is flaky.  There may well be something else the matter, but I 
shall be able better to see the wood for the trees by dealing with things one 
at a time and seeing whether each of them works, before carrying on.

Lisi