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Hello, I am new to linux, so please forgive my lack of proper terminology. Here is the problem I have: Installed OS, and updated (online) with no problems. Actually during ...
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    SuSE 9.3 After Install Problem


    Hello,
    I am new to linux, so please forgive my lack of proper terminology.
    Here is the problem I have:
    Installed OS, and updated (online) with no problems. Actually during the installation Linux had a problem with the display, so I had to chose it manually. Everything was fine for couple days, until I decided to install a few packages for playing AVIs. Installed packages like w32codec, lame, libcddb, etc. Then dediced to install VLC player, which has a lot of dependencies, so started to install all of them one by one (did not really find them all, so I managed to install only a few). And now whenever I boot the PC, KDE doesn't load. Instead I get a different interface (xWindows, I guess), and after logging in I get a grey background with the Suse logo, and no icons. All I can do is to run xterm.
    When I chose the failsafe option at the bootup, and try to start KDE from the command line, I get the following error:
    kdeinit: Aboring. $DISPLAY is not set.

    I will really appreciate any help.
    Thank you.

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    Re: SuSE 9.3 After Install Problem

    You probably installed another window manager (some simple one like twm or fvwm) and it because the default.
    If you are using KDM you should be able to change the default desktop back to KDE. Otherwise you can always start KDE from commandline with something like: startkde (provided that X windows are working).

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    Show you ~/.xinitrc

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