HELP NEEDED - Kubuntu 8.04 will not boot to login screen. What do I do now???
matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu
Sun Jan 25 05:37:53 UTC 2009
Peter Williams wrote:
> 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
Can you explain further? Kubuntu 8.04 (which I'm using) comes with KDE
3.5. Did you install the kde4 package?
> and only use the Gnome Desktop Manager with
> KDE 3.5.
Why not just use 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.
You probably removed KDE 3.5.
> 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....
As Eberhard said, you should be able to just enter the same user name
and password you used for the graphical login. If you can successfully
sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop --reinstall
That should install Kubuntu again. It may take a long time. When it
Your computer will restart, and KDE (3.5) should be up and running again.
If you can't login, post the actual prompt you're looking at.
> 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.
That's information about NetworkManager. It won't help you get your GUI
> And the newer KDE 4 programs were conflicting with the older KDE 3.5 programs.
Yes, a beginner really shouldn't be using kde4 on 8.04.
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