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KDE Failing [solved]

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I have been a Mandriva user for about 6 years and it has been great. This is the first issue that I am really lost on. I am a low level newbie.. hey, when something works I don't have to dig into it, until now.

 

Yesterday I was XDM'd into the system and it said there was an update. I hit the update and it said it could not complete due to a missing dependancy. I 'aborted' and then went to add the dependency. I don't remember exactly, but it was libkde...4.2.4 or something. Started that and I got a failure.

 

Now I can not launch KDE. All I get is:

 

"Could not start kdeinit4. Check your installation".

 

I went into ICE and tired to launch mmc, but it will not launch. I can open firefox and other things but am real clueless on how to fix this issue!

 

In addtion, when I launch if I esc to see the process it looks like it I am now getting a failure on the Nvidia load. I don't know if I was getting that before or not.

 

 

[moved from Installing Mandriva by spinynorman

Edited by tschwenke

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How are you trying to launch KDE. You say you you can launch Firefox and things which leads me to believe that you login at a command prompt. If this is so when you have logged in type 'startx' and see what you get. Let's know what happens. If I am wrong please state how you are logging in.

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If I am at the boot screen and I switch to ICE, I can login and get a "start menu". I however can not load any of the k tools (konsole/mcc).

 

I just tried to putty/Xming in from windows and I can get the console and services are all running.

 

when I try to launch mcc, I get.

[travis@TAS-Server conf]$ mcc
Can't load '/usr/lib/libDrakX/auto/c/stuff/stuff.so' for module c::stuff: /usr/lib/libpci.so.3: version `LIBPCI_3.1' not found (required by /usr/lib/libldetect.so.0.8) at /usr/lib/perl5/5.10.0/i386-linux-thread-multi/DynaLoader.pm line 203.
at /usr/lib/libDrakX/c.pm line 5
Compilation failed in require at /usr/lib/libDrakX/c.pm line 5.
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at /usr/lib/libDrakX/c.pm line 5.
Compilation failed in require at /usr/lib/libDrakX/log.pm line 6.
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at /usr/lib/libDrakX/log.pm line 6.
Compilation failed in require at /usr/lib/libDrakX/common.pm line 8.
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at /usr/lib/libDrakX/common.pm line 8.
Compilation failed in require at /usr/bin/mcc line 28.
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at /usr/bin/mcc line 28.
[travis@TAS-Server conf]$

 

when I try to launch a knosole

[travis@TAS-Server conf]$ konsole &
[1] 4377
[travis@TAS-Server conf]$ konsole: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib/libkdeinit4_konsole.so: undefined symbol: _ZN7QTabBar9hideEventEP10QHideEvent

[1]+  Exit 127                konsole
[travis@TAS-Server conf]$

 

Looks like libkdecore.so throws an error when I trie to launch dolphin. Wow, what a mess....

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Incomplete or aborted updates can wreck havoc so try updating again.

Log into a console as root and run

urpmi --auto-update

Ken

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Thanks for the quick responses.. Thankfully I can still get putty to connect from upstairs (this just runs as my apache/file/proxy server in the basement).

 

It is running the update... on 859 of 1395,thanks again, I will report success or failure when complete.

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Just a question, do you usually try to run mcc from a terminal using your normal user and then put the root password or you just can run it without it?

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After the update the system came back up and I can log in, although I am still being told there is an update. It looked like it was using 2009.1 for the repository. I am going to reboot and then check. How do I find out if I am running the right versions? (kernel/KDE)

 

Just a question, do you usually try to run mcc from a terminal using your normal user and then put the root password or you just can run it without it?

If I run mcc from my user no matter how (local login, putty shell w/X, XDMCP) I am prompted for the password. If I su - first then I am not prompted, how it should be.

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After the update the system came back up and I can log in, although I am still being told there is an update. It looked like it was using 2009.1 for the repository. I am going to reboot and then check.

You might just need to update your repositories first. Run:
urpmi.update -a

As you are remote logging in from within your house it doesn't really matter how you run mcc. Personally if I want to call up mcc I always log in as a normal user then use su. Most of the time I don't bother with the graphical interface.

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How do I find out if I am running the right versions? (kernel/KDE)

Run this (as user) in a terminal

lsb_release -d; konqueror --version; uname -r

the output will give you the versions.

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lsb_release -d; konqueror --version; uname -r

Description:    Mandriva Linux 2009.1
Qt: 4.5.2
KDE: 4.2.4 (KDE 4.2.4)
Konqueror: 4.2.4 (KDE 4.2.4)
2.6.29.6-desktop-1mnb

 

After Running: urpmi --auto-update

It all looked good (when I would look over at it) until the last statement)

 

DKMS: build Completed.

nvidia96xx.ko.gz:
- Installation
  - Installing to /lib/modules/2.6.27.21-desktop-1mnb/dkms/drivers/char/drm/

depmod.....

DKMS: install Completed.
removing package kphone-4.2-9mdv2008.1.i586

-------- Uninstall Beginning --------
Module:  nvidia96xx
Version: 96.43.07-5mdv2009.0
Kernel:  2.6.27.7-desktop-1mnb (i586)
-------------------------------------

Status: Before uninstall, this module version was ACTIVE on this kernel.

nvidia96xx.ko.gz:
- Uninstallation
  - Deleting from: /lib/modules/2.6.27.7-desktop-1mnb/dkms/drivers/char/drm/
- Original module
  - No original module was found for this module on this kernel.
  - Use the dkms install command to reinstall any previous module version.
depmod.....

DKMS: uninstall Completed.

------------------------------
Deleting module version: 96.43.07-5mdv2009.0
completely from the DKMS tree.
------------------------------
Done.
Installation failed:
       libkdecore4 = 30000000:3.5.10-4.4mdv2009.0 is needed by kdelibs-common-30000000:3.5.10-4.4mdv2009.0.i586
[root@TAS-Server ~]#

 

But for the good news, I CAN log into KDE now and have access to everything. It all appears to be working and I don't have the update icon yet in the task panel. Boot up now looks ok and I get nothing but [ok] next to the services that are starting. I will use it today and keep logged on to see if anything odd happens.

 

For some reason I had two App Lanchers in the task panel, but I just removed one of them.

 

THANKS for all the help so far!

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Description:    Mandriva Linux 2009.1
Qt: 4.5.2
KDE: 4.2.4 (KDE 4.2.4)
Konqueror: 4.2.4 (KDE 4.2.4)
2.6.29.6-desktop-1mnb

 

I am still being told that a new Distribution is available, '2009 Spring'. I ran the line to update the repositories... Any other ideas?

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Finally back home after 3-4 weeks...

[travis@TAS-Server ~]$ ll /var/lib/urpmi | egrep -i upgrade
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root      0 2009-07-21 11:25 stale_upgrade_in_progress

 

looks like this is from the FIRST failed update based on the date.

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OK, delete the 'stale_upgrade_in_progress' file in your /var/lib/urpmi directory, and that annoying message will be gone.

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