[clug-talk] Can't boot to kde or gnome
khangyi at shaw.ca
Sun Sep 30 11:39:23 PDT 2007
Login as root on the console, and do a startx and post the error message from
the console string, errors are prefixed with "EE".
also check for .xsession-errors in your home folder,
On September 30, 2007 11:19, Richard Carter wrote:
> When I cut the power to fix the light in the front room I didn't realize
> that I had also cut the power to the room where my PC was running Debian
> 4.0. Now when I boot I get as far as the usual (grub?) screen with: the
> debian logo and the date & time in the bottom right corner; the "Session
> Type" and "Menu" tabs at the bottom left corner and the "Welcome to
> redcube" window in the middle with space for my user name ("robin") and
> password. Now, however, when I press enter after choosing a desktop (kde
> or gnome) from the "Session Type" tab the screen goes black for a few
> seconds and then returns to its previous state: i.e. kde (or gnome) won't
> However, if I choose "Console Login'" from the Menu tab login.succeeds and
> I get a message "You have new mail", which I don't understand. From this
> point I can navigate to various folders as either robin or su.as I would
> with konsole under kde. Use of ls -a suggests that my HD is ok.
> Thinking that kde might have vanished I tried, as su, "aptitude install
> kde" which produced the usual messages concluding that nothing had been
> installed. I guess kde is still present. I also tried, "aptitude update",
> which gave the usual result, and "aptitude upgrade" which tried to
> upgrade the kernel and advised me to reboot asap. Then followed line after
> line of the form "DROPPED IN=eth0 OUT=MAC=ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff: (A lot more
> stuff follows which I haven't included)". These many lines also appear, as
> either robin or root, if I don't enter any thing for several minutes.
> I would appreciate any help you could give me.
> Robin Carter
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