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

Gene Heskett gene.heskett at
Mon Dec 14 04:26:13 UTC 2009

On Sunday 13 December 2009, Nigel Ridley wrote:
>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.
>> Thanks all.
>I'm sure 'sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop' is what you're looking for.
Dunno how that will work on Mint, but I'll try it. I was just in it and found 
I had a keyboard in the console at ctl-+alt+f1, & tried that but I was stuck 
on kde-desktop.  Duh.  Thanks Nigel.

Cheers, Gene
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