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Month: March 2013

Re: [trinity-users] crash, kde3, Xserver does not start any more

From: "Timothy Pearson" <kb9vqf@...>
Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2013 13:44:29 -0500
> Hello
> 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.
> thanks
> Uwe Brauer

My first suggestion would be to move (not copy) your home folder somewhere
safe, then try logging in again.  If you can successfully log on with a
fresh home directory, then a configuration file was probably damaged.  If
not, a complete reinstall is likely in order to repair damage to system