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Month: March 2013

crash, kde3, Xserver does not start any more

From: Uwe Brauer <oub.oub.oub@...>
Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2013 15:46:54 +0100

I have installed Kubuntu 10.04 with trinity 3.5.11 (I think) on a X60
Thinkpad Laptop.
This morning the xerver freezed and I had to reboot, 

I got a graphical login, could login, kde3 started, however the hard
disk was in read only mode. So I rebooted again, this time it took
almost 15 min to reboot, a sign that some hard disk problem occurred; (I
have the jfs file system.)

Anyhow finally the machine booted again successfully, I got a graphical
login but now I could *NOT* login, the password was accepted but instead
the graphical login screen reappeared.

I could login on a terminal though. So I thought maybe the xorg.conf file
was damaged. But this Kubuntu version does not have a xorg file anymore,
as google told me.

So what can I do?

    (1) sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-org ???

    (2) sudo X -configure?

    (3) sudo dexconfiure -o xorg.con??

Any help is strongly appreciated, because the only other solution it to
try a _complete_ reinstall.


Uwe Brauer