HELP NEEDED - Kubuntu 8.04 will not boot to login screen. What do I do now???

Peter Williams pewtas at gmail.com
Fri Jan 23 09:36:59 UTC 2009


Hello Ubuntu people,

nb -- I will happily provide system specs as requested and if I can figure
out how to find them out. My computer is an extremely new and fast computer.
It has Dual Core Processor (not sure what speed), 4 Gigabytes of memory and
a one terabyte HDD.

I urgently need help to fix my computer. I have previously had Kubuntu 8.04
installed and it seemed to be working okay. Then I decided that I did not
want to use KDE 4 and only use the Gnome Desktop Manager with KDE 3.5. I
used the Synaptic Package Manager to remove much of the KDE 4 with the
intention of keeping KDE 3.5 and using the Gnome Desktop Manager.

I am currently booted from a Mint Linux 5.1 Live Boot CD-ROM and that is
allowing me to access the internet (as you can see) and I can send emails.

If I boot my computer WITHOUT the Mint Linux 5.1 Live Boot disk -- then I
get dumped at the terminal login screen for Kubuntu 8.04 (I think). The
terminal login screen confuses me no-end.... This is undoubtedly because I'm
a Linux Beginner and I still have problems with the commands. I still cannot
get the hang of using the 'man' command!!!! ;-(

Previously, I have had my pc working fine with different Linux OSes. I do
NOT use Micro$oft Windowz of ANY version and I honestly don't want to even
consider installing Windoze.

I read on some website (???) to do the following:

quote: ---

System Settings / Advanced / Autostart -- click Add Program. Type in
nm-applet which is the Gnome one. From then on it should start with the KDE
Session.

----end quote.

This means nothing it mean and it's all double-dutch. ;-(

Earlier today I was very happy because I thought that I'd finally got
Kubuntu working okay. There was a problem that I had shit-loads of programs
installed -- probably too many... And the newer KDE 4 programs were
conflicting with the older KDE 3.5 programs.

I joined the ##beginner-help forum and #ubuntuforums-beginners -- however,
I've forgotten how to use pidgin (the messenger program I use) to access
these forums.

Would one of you lovely Ubuntu GURUs please help this poor Linux newbie?!?

I urgently need help to fix my computer. I have previously had Kubuntu 8.04
installed and it seemed to be working okay. Then I decided that I did not
want to use KDE 4 and only use the Gnome Desktop Manager with KDE 3.5. I
used the Synaptic Package Manager to remove much of the KDE 4 with the
intention of keeping KDE 3.5 and using the Gnome Desktop Manager.

I am currently booted from a Mint Linux 5.1 Live Boot CD-ROM and that is
allowing me to access the internet (as you can see) and I can send emails.

If I boot my computer WITHOUT the Mint Linux 5.1 Live Boot disk -- then I
get dumped at the terminal login screen for Kubuntu 8.04 (I think).

Previously, I have had my pc working fine with different Linux OSes. I do
NOT use Micro$oft Windowz of ANY version and I honestly don't want to even
consider installing Windoze.

I read on some website (???) to do the following:

quote:

System Settings / Advanced / Autostart -- click Add Program. Type in
nm-applet which is the Gnome one. From then on it should start with the KDE
Session.

end quote.

This means nothing it mean and it's all double-dutch. ;-(

Earlier today I was very happy because I thought that I'd finally got
Kubuntu working okay. There was a problem that I had shit-loads of programs
installed -- probably too many... And the newer KDE 4 programs were
conflicting with the older KDE 3.5 programs.

I joined the ##beginner-help forum and #ubuntuforums-beginners -- however,
I've forgotten how to use pidgin (the messenger program I use) to access
these forums.

Would one of you lovely Ubuntu GURUs please help this poor Linux newbie?!?

Yours Optimistically and With Much Love,
PEW aka PetethePoet


Fond Regards,
Peter Eric (aka 'pew') WILLIAMS
from Hobart, Tasmania, Australia -- phone (03) 6236-9675

My free website is: http://pewtas.googlepages.com  (or)
http://tinyurl.com/yuyejs

(please visit my free website and let me know what you think about it.)

Emo Philips  - "I was sleeping the other night, alone, thanks to the
exterminator."

Yours Optimistically and With Much Love,
PEW aka PetethePoet


Fond Regards,
Peter Eric (aka 'pew') WILLIAMS
from Hobart, Tasmania, Australia -- phone (03) 6236-9675

My free website is: http://pewtas.googlepages.com  (or)
http://tinyurl.com/yuyejs

(please visit my free website and let me know what you think about it.)

Emo Philips  - "I was sleeping the other night, alone, thanks to the
exterminator."
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