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Re: ubuntu 16.04 freshly installed does not start after sudo dpkg-reconfigure tdm-trinity

From: Uwe Brauer <oub@...>
Date: Mon, 28 Sep 2020 09:47:51 +0200
> On Sunday 27 September 2020 09:20:31 Uwe Brauer via tde-users wrote:

> Did you try "sudo dpkg --purge --force-all desktop-base"? In the past, at 
> least on my own system, I have found this to solve a problem that sounds 
> similar to yours. 

Thanks, I will try this out later.

> The default package desktop-base seems to conflict with desktop-base-trinity, 
> although it usually doesn't come up as an error. Other contenders 
> (desktop-base-* for other DEs) might also conflict. 

> Before purging desktop-base (the default), then make sure that 
> desktop-base-trinity is installed. Then run "sudo dpkg-reconfigure 
> tdm-trinity" and "sudo dpkg-reconfigure desktop-base-trinity". 

This is very helpful to know, because similar things happened to me in
the past.

> If I am forced to use another DE as a workaround sometimes, or for purposes of 
> troubleshooting, then I myself would prefer MATE or xfce, as they are the 
> least intrusive, and don't conflict much with TDE. 

I think the worst thing I did once (some years ago) was to install Kubuntu and trying to
install TDE on top of it, quite a nightmare.