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Month: October 2011

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

From: "Mag. Dr. Nikolaus Klepp" <office@...>
Date: Thu, 6 Oct 2011 23:32:50 +0200
Am Donnerstag, 6. Oktober 2011 schrieb Lisi:
> Hello, all.
> This is a KDE problem, not a Trinity one, but I know of nowhere else that
> would give me a sympathetic hearing.    ("KDE 3 is dead already.  Scrap KDE
> 3 and go to KDE 4.")
> Bonkers is the best description I can come up with.  Applications that were
> working fine are suddenly not.  (In particular Konqueror, but not only
> Konqeror.)  Settings change randomly.  The latest, a few minutes ago, was
> my desktop settings, which have disappeared and the same random KDE one
> "set up" for all the desktops (4 - and until just now they all had
> different backgrounds).  When I went to check what "configure desktop"
> showed, I found that my screensaver had been turned off.
> The most benign reason I can come up with is that the CMOS battery needs
> changing.  Something is obviously on the way out.  Motherboard also springs
> to mind. :-(
> It could, of course, be software related.  I just can't think what!
> All other ideas and suggestions for solving this gratefully received.  If
> the advice is bin the thing it will only echo my fears.  I built this box
> about 8 years ago, so something crucial dying is not impossible.
> It would happen now. :-(  I am in the middle of something that is important
> to me, and has a deadline of Monday, which I am not going to meet.  I have
> had to give up driving because my eyesight has deteriorated, I live in the
> country and my husband (i.e. my transport) is away for the next 2 weeks.
> My, the gremlins are having fun. ;-(

Look at the logs (/var/log/messages), if nothing's in it, run memtest. Could 
be a good idea to make a backup ...


> Lisi
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