installed a little kde, it switched to it on the reboot, and most stuff is missing, no access to a shell of any kind

Lisi lisi.reisz at
Sun Dec 13 08:47:53 UTC 2009

On Sunday 13 December 2009 06:04:22 Gene Heskett wrote:
> Greets;  See the subject line.
> If I can get it to do an init3, what would be the apt-get line to install
> the rest of kde, plus the switchdesk command?  Its useless as it sits right
> now. I also have no keyboard, mouse works, but no keyboard.  It was working
> fine under gnome before the reboot, and in F10 as you can see its fine. 
> Windows opened by the menu have no close button, etc etc.  I could run
> synaptic from the menu, but without a keyboard, I couldn't enter my passwd
> to do any more work.
> Had to use the hdwe rest to get out of it.

Have you got a spare keyboard lying around?  Have you tried stopping the 
computer, changing the keyboards around, and rebooting?

It might be worth booting from a live CD and looking at your xorg.conf (or the 
Fedora equivalent) if you have one, and creating one if there isn't one 


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