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

From: "John A. Sullivan III" <jsullivan@...>
Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2012 16:28:20 -0400
On Thu, 2012-10-11 at 22:01 +0200, Slávek Banko wrote: 
> On Thursday 11 of October 2012 21:52:48 John A. Sullivan III wrote:
> > 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
> >
> >
> 
> Try to remove from /tmp folders kde-_your_login_ and ksocket-_your_login_.
> 
> Slavek
Alas, that did not work.  I should mention that I had previously
rebooted the system (the advantage of it being test).  I removed
the /tmp files/directories pertinent to my ID; that did not work.  I
deleted all files in /tmp; that did not work.  I deleted all files
in /tmp and rebooted again.  That did not work :(  Next step?

Would it make sense to uninstall and reinstall TDE? What would be the
best way to do that without deleting my configuration? apt-get remove
kdebase-trinity? Thanks - John