Problems with kwin and kwallet.
stevenvollom at sbcglobal.net
Tue Dec 9 04:37:49 UTC 2008
When kwallet asked for my password, I typed in the password and it did not
accept the password. I removed kwallet, re-booted the computer, and Kwin
would not run. I typed in kwin, and I got the window back, but it went away
again. When I pressed ctrl+f2, the window opened, however, the password
would not type into the box.
I rebooted to repair, then ran the x ??repair option, then booted. Kwin did
not work, however, kontrole opened and the keyboard worked. I typed in sudo
apt-get autoremove to remove some unneeded packages, then sudo apt-get
update. The computer performed the update procedure, then suggested I do it
again. I ran sudo apt-get update again, this time it did not repeat the
command. When I continued the boot, my password was accepted and the
computer opened. Nonetheless, I did not have Kwin again. I typed in kwin
into the terminal and got Kwin back. While I can still do stuff, I am making
this post, in case I have difficulty getting to a workable desktop and am
able to read incoming emails.
This mess happened, I think, because kwallet was not functioning properly. I
attempted to add the password for Kmail after I got it working and kwallet
did not accept my sudo password. I tried all the passwords I have thinking
perhaps I set that password differently. None worked. I then removed
kwallet, intending to reinstall, hopefully, a functioning package. So I
think removal of kwallet was what screwed things up. Anyway, when I finish
this post, I will attempt to configure kwallet once more. Thanks for any
input you may have or instructions. I may have difficulty again. The
computer has not booted and worked properly since this set of problems began.
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