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    Exclamation [SOLVED] No desktop??


    Since recently I'm having really big troubles with my openSUSE 11.0 KDE4 Box. Everytime I start, I don't get a normal desktop, but I get a terminal. I have tried to repair my system via the DVD, I get a warning that my file system is corrupted, and after I repair that, it's alright. Can I re´nstall KDE4 perhaps?

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    Reinstall KDE, if doesn't work, try some other desktop-environment.

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    You may be having hard drive problems or starting any way. I would do a low level scan of the hard drive to see if I had weak areas. Also shutting down improperly or power failures can also cause file system corruption. You should be able to get a low level can utility form your drive manufacturers web site. I use Spinrite but this is not a free program.

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    Maybe this is a stupid question, but exactly how do I reinstall KDE?

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    Check the drive first. If you are having HD troubles all the reinstalling in the world will not fix the problem. Chronic file system corruption most likely points to a hardware problem. File system corruption can also be caused by shutting down the system incorrectly such as power failure or just turning off the computer with the power switch.

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    Ok, with luck my father had a copy of Spinrite 6, so I checked my drives (all of them) and found no errors whatsoever
    How should I reinstall KDE now? I got the OpenSUSE 11.0 DVD.

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    As I wrote in the previous post, I have got SpinRite 6, I checked all my drives on level 4, and there were no errors.

    In the Linux terminal, I tried to reconfigure SaX2 with the following command:

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    sax2 -r -m 0=nvidia
    It looked like it would work, but then I got a warning, saying that it couldn't set up the configuration server and aborted.

    then I tried to restart the X11 server, but then I got the error that it didn't find any desktop.

    What now? Should I reinstall KDE? But how do I reinstall it?

    thanks..

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    To uninstall graphically, you either need to install another desktop environment, like gnome.

    Probably easier to use yast from a terminal non-gui environment.
    Open a terminal window and run init 3 as root.
    This takes you to single user mode and a console login.
    Login as root and run yast.
    Go to the software management and select patterns and not search.
    De-select kde and it will remove it.
    Reboot and then repeat this to re-install kde.
    Looking at your problem, it sounds more like a driver problem than a kde problem.
    Add the nvidia repo and then go to the nvidia repo and install the nvidia drivers.
    Now run init 3 and then login as root and just run sax2 with no arguements. If you can't run sax2, you need to look for nvidia driver installation help - try a search on opensuse forums.

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    As root
    init 3
    ro shut down X

    edit the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file

    replace
    driver = "nvidia"
    with
    driver = "vesa"

    this will change back to the default driver

    save and restart X with

    init 5

    this should restart KDE

    Had you installed the NVIDIA driver prior to issuing the sax2 command??

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    The nvidia driver was installed already (From the Nvidia driver repository in YaST)
    Anyway, I'll try those commands now, and post back when I'm done.

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