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Re: [trinity-users] Could not start kdeinit error

From: "John A. Sullivan III" <jsullivan@...>
Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2012 15:52:48 -0400
On Thu, 2012-10-11 at 20:35 +0200, Slávek Banko wrote: 
> On Thursday 11 of October 2012 20:30:35 John A. Sullivan III wrote:
> > Hello, all.  I upgraded on of our Debian Squeeze systems today from TDE
> > 3.5.12 to 3.5.13.1 however I receive a could not start kdeinit error
> > message.  I did search for the error and see a thread which says to
> > check the libqt3-mt library version but I believe I have the correct
> > one:
> >
> > ii  libqt3-mt                             3:3.3.8d-1ubuntu0+ax1~squeeze
> >
> > There were no errors I saw on the apt-get install the second time.  I
> > did have a problem the first time.  I ran apt-get dist-upgrade from
> > within TDE.  Suddenly, my Windows Manager vanished.  I let the upgrade
> > proceed but then it asked for input and I was unable to provide the
> > input so I exited the GUI and killed the apt-get process.  A dpkg
> > --configure a seemed to complete the installation correctly.
> 
> 
> Yes, qt version is correct. Try:
> 
> dpkg --configure -a
> aptitude dist-upgrade
> 
> Slavek
Thank you both, Slavek and Tim.  I had tried re-running apt-get update
and then apt-get dist-upgrade but that did not help.  I just followed
Slavek's advice and was surprised to see that packages were removed
rather than upgraded:

root@denise:~# dpkg --configure -a
root@denise:~# aptitude dist-upgrade
The following packages will be REMOVED:
  gs{u} kdesdk-scripts-trinity{u} kpilot-trinity{u} libavahi-compat-libdnssd1{u} libavahi-qt3-dev{u} libdbus-qt-1-1c2{u} libkjsembed1-trinity{u} libogg-dev-la{u}
  libpisock9{u} libpoppler-qt2{u} libsensors3{u} libxxf86misc1{u}

However, it has not fixed the problem.  The TDE splash screen appears
stuck on starting system services and, behind it, is an error message
about could not start kdeinit :(  What next? Thanks - John