KDE Won't Start, Gnome, XFCE will

Eric ejazzkatt at gmail.com
Mon Dec 22 16:23:29 UTC 2008

Martin Laberge wrote:
> On Monday 22 December 2008 08:41:30 Eric wrote:
>> Eberhard Roloff wrote:
>>> Eric wrote:
>>>> I had tried to run Miro and it would open and then immediately close. 
>>>> When I ran it from the command line it gave me the same error I 
>>>> mentioned above,"Nvidia Open GL driver requires CPUs with SSE to run"
>>> on another note, what CPU are you using?
>>> Kind regards
>>> Eberhard
>> I don't remember and I don't know how to check, other than opening the 
>> case. I tried uname -p and it said "unknown" It's an AMD Athlon running 
>> on an old Gateway.
>> By the way, I was able to use Miro under KDE and I started Gnome just a 
>> few minutes ago so that I could run uname. This is without the Nvidia 
>> drivers.
>> Eric
> Check your machine with
> lshw
> a lot to read, do a   lshw|more  if will tell you all
> up to the serial number of each components...
> all without opening the case.

That's great to know. That command returned lots of information.

Here's what it listed under CPU.

           description: CPU 

           product: AMD Athlon(tm) Processor 

           vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] 

           physical id: 4 

           bus info: cpu at 0 

           version: 6.4.2 

           slot: F2 

           size: 1200MHz 

           width: 32 bits 

           clock: 100MHz 

           capabilities: fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae mce 
cx8 sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 mmx fxsr syscall mmxext 3dnowext 
3dnow up


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