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#1 2013-03-06 16:10:56

bboldi
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[solved] KDE not working after full update

I did a full update ( yaourt -Syua ) and now i cannot start KDE : when i log in to plasma workspace i get a white screen with a few red X icons (cannot load widget) ... anyone else experiencing the same?

Any help is much appreciated!

Last edited by bboldi (2013-03-09 08:21:15)

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#2 2013-03-06 16:14:08

galapag0
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Re: [solved] KDE not working after full update

Can you check if you have libGL.so.1 in /usr/lib?

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#3 2013-03-06 16:17:14

mzneverdies
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Re: [solved] KDE not working after full update

Mine works fine, though I haven't applied the latest update right now (4.10.1-1).

Try a clean kde4 prefix by closing your active session (if any) and renaming ~/.kde4 to ~/.kde4backup, and then starting a new session. If it works, your desktop config will be lost, but at least the problem will be fixed. If it doesn¡t work, I don't have any other clues...

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#4 2013-03-06 16:23:37

bboldi
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Re: [solved] KDE not working after full update

re@galapag0 yes, I have that file

libGL.so -> mesa-libGL.so.1.2.0
libGL.so.1 -> mesa-libGL.so.1.2.0
libGL.so.1.2.0 -> mesa-libGL.so.1.2.0

re@mzneverdies

good tip, Thanks! will try to fix it first, if i don't succeed, i'l try that

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#5 2013-03-06 17:29:26

bboldi
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Re: [solved] KDE not working after full update

re@mzneverdies I have tried renaming the ~/.kde4 and restarting the system, but the result is the same - i get a clean screen, and can't do anything (i see the cursor, but that's it), but thanks anyway!

Any other ideas maybe?

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#6 2013-03-06 18:27:36

subatomic
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Re: [solved] KDE not working after full update

I get that too. First all the Xs then I deleted the entire .kde4 directory and now I just get a black screen with a cursor. After KDE tries to start I get a some messages like Run Command and Plasma Shell closed unexpectedly.

Edit: I logged into Gnome which kindly reminded me that my /var directory was full - apparently the new KDE packages filled up /cache/pacman/pkg. After freeing up some space there I was able to log into KDE.

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#7 2013-03-06 19:46:16

Labus
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Re: [solved] KDE not working after full update

subatomic wrote:

I get that too. First all the Xs then I deleted the entire .kde4 directory and now I just get a black screen with a cursor. After KDE tries to start I get a some messages like Run Command and Plasma Shell closed unexpectedly.

Edit: I logged into Gnome which kindly reminded me that my /var directory was full - apparently the new KDE packages filled up /cache/pacman/pkg. After freeing up some space there I was able to log into KDE.

Great, had the same issue and that fixed it.

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#8 2013-03-06 19:54:34

bboldi
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Re: [solved] KDE not working after full update

subatomic wrote:

Edit: I logged into Gnome which kindly reminded me that my /var directory was full - apparently the new KDE packages filled up /cache/pacman/pkg. After freeing up some space there I was able to log into KDE.

Thanks a lot Man, that solved my problem too smile !

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#9 2013-03-09 00:59:47

cfr
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Re: [solved] KDE not working after full update

Please mark this thread solved by editing your initial post and tagging the subject line [solved]. Thank you.


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