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#1 2012-02-01 14:48:47

frank419
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Registered: 2012-01-12
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[SOLVED] KDE 4.8 blank white screen after upgrade

Hello all,

I hope I am posting this in the right place as this involves the pacman upgrade and problems with KDE.

I was having issues doing the recent full upgrade and having errors where it would quit. I first decided since my root partition was 70% I would grow it to 13GB.
After that I was still have conflicts with files already existing on the system so I hid all of the files in conflict (good idea?).

Now when I boot the screen is all white, with my mouse, and yakuake starts and drops down but sticks. KDM seems to be working fine and I have tried several different desktop modes.

Does anyone have any advice?

[EDIT] I have tried the solutions offered when searching this problem in the forums and the web...

Last edited by frank419 (2012-02-01 19:11:09)


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#2 2012-02-01 16:09:16

frank419
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Re: [SOLVED] KDE 4.8 blank white screen after upgrade

I am going to try re-installing kde... will update

[EDIT-UPDATE]

I re-installed and opted for the kdebase install since I thought the full install is bloated and am still having a white screen. I am thinking maybe one of the files I hid should not be:

/root/.kde4
/home/user01/.kde4-back
/home/user01/.kde4
/usr/share/.kde4

here are kde files not hidden:

/etc/kde
/etc/pam.d/kde
/usr/lib/kde4/imports/org/kde
/usr/lib/kde4/platformimports/touch/org/kde
/usr/share/gettext/projects/KDE
/usr/share/ontology/kde
/usr/share/doc/kde
/usr/share/apps/kde
/usr/share/apps/plasma/shareprovider/kde
/usr/include/KDE

[EDIT UPDATE2]
I am uninstalling kde4 again. Now I am removing any files associated with kde4 and re-installing the kfull kde4...

Last edited by frank419 (2012-02-01 18:35:48)


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#3 2012-02-01 19:10:58

frank419
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Re: [SOLVED] KDE 4.8 blank white screen after upgrade

Re-installed full kde4.8 and problem is gone. I think it had something to do with photon-vlc vs photongstreamer but the world will never know. Thanks for the help.


[EDIT]

for those who may stumble upon this and asks, well how did you re-install kde4?

sudo pacman -Rnsc kde
sudo pacman -Syu kde

Last edited by frank419 (2012-02-01 19:16:30)


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#4 2012-12-11 21:52:22

gwpl
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Registered: 2010-07-10
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Re: [SOLVED] KDE 4.8 blank white screen after upgrade

frank419 wrote:

Re-installed full kde4.8 and problem is gone. I think it had something to do with photon-vlc vs photongstreamer but the world will never know. Thanks for the help.


[EDIT]

for those who may stumble upon this and asks, well how did you re-install kde4?

sudo pacman -Rnsc kde
sudo pacman -Syu kde

As I use kde-meta, above worked for me by changing :

sudo pacman -Rnsc kde
sudo pacman -Syu kde-meta

Notice: be aware of flag meaning, check in man packman if unsure. Because cascade removal in above case might be or not what you want. (usually it's ok)

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