user account crash

D. Michael McIntyre michael.mcintyre at rosegardenmusic.com
Sat Jun 23 04:19:41 BST 2007


On Friday 22 June 2007, Matthew Flaschen wrote:
> Use a virtual console.  Press Ctrl-Alt-F1.  Since that doesn't use
> XWindows, hopefully it won't crash.

But of course if you try to run X11 apps from there, they will just complain 
that there is no X server.  I'm not sure how useful that would be in this 
case.

I'm not sure what to suggest.  Konsole crashing when you try to run apps from 
the command line?  Good grief!  Did you try xterm instead?  Did you try 
rebooting (which will flush out lots of session files, and purge /tmp)?

All in all though, I'm afraid you might have to rename this user's ~/.kde to 
something else, and let the user start with a clean slate, then import config 
files from the old ~/.kde one by one to recover important settings.  (I can 
provide more detail on this if you need it.)
-- 
D. Michael McIntyre 



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