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Month: December 2011

Re: [trinity-users] KDE-Trinity 3.5.13 hung my machine

From: David Hare <davidahare@...>
Date: Sat, 17 Dec 2011 14:33:35 +0000
On 16/12/11 19:23, Ken Heard wrote:
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> As part of upgrading from Debian Lenny to Squeeze, I also upgraded from
> KDE-Trinity 3.5.12 (Lenny version) to 3.5.13 (Squeeze version).  After
> the upgrade finished, I tried to open Konqueror; the result was a hung
> machine.
> - From as virtual terminal (ctrl-alt-F1) I rebooted the machine.  On
> reboot the GUI did not appear; the machine opened with the shell bang.
> I the logged in as root and ran the command "startx".  The result was a
> solid blue screen at ctrl-alt-F7; further action was impossible.
> I am at a loss as to what to do next.  Specifically what should I do to
> get the login screen so that I can log in as a user?
> Ken Heard

No experience of lenny+TDE>squeeze+TDE myself.

It might help if you say how this upgrade was done. I've written here 
before that major upgrades without closing X is asking for trouble. 
Maybe some things did not complete leaving mismatches. It would have 
been better to upgrade only Debian stuff first, using the recommended 
Debian method.

Other possible solutions now (with X closed, i.e. 
/etc/init.d/kdm-trinity stop))

Purge all TDE packages (your ~ stuff will remain):

for i in $(dpkg -l|grep ii|grep "trinity"|awk '{print $2}'); do apt-get 
purge $i; done

Disable TDE mirrors temporarily

apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade

Re-enable (current Squeeze) TDE mirrors, apt-get update and install TDE 
again (it's all still in your apt-cache)

No guarantees any of that is correct, I'm only a TDE user with some 
Debian experience.