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Hello, Despite the fact that I've been having difficulties making Mandrake work properly, I am not going to give up on it and try to make it work. So, my ...
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    Mandrake KDE


    Hello,

    Despite the fact that I've been having difficulties making Mandrake work properly, I am not going to give up on it and try to make it work. So, my recent problem has been this.

    I uninstalled some Office and Publishing packages and for reasons beyond my comprehension I can no longer get into my KDE desktop environment. What I get is login screen, then a blue screen with nothing on it and only when I click a mouse do menus come up. And even then, only "exit" option works.

    So, I am totally confused: how could unistalling Office and Publishing packages so drastically affect the system? And, is there a way to fix it without reinstalling the whole OS? I wouldn't want to do this because I am dual booting with XP and I am risking compromising bootloader settings.
    Your help will be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you.

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    I got some advice in the past on this subject

    From a console as root
    Code:
    startx

    or, just enter also as root
    code:
    kde
    Let us know if it works.

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    Hi,

    Nope, that didn't work. I'll have to re-install the whole thing. Any ideas why this could happen?

    Thanks,
    Victor.

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