HELP NEEDED - Kubuntu 8.04 will not boot to login screen. What do I do now???
pewtas at gmail.com
Sun Jan 25 06:55:57 UTC 2009
Hello All Fellow Ubuntu and Kubuntu people.
and to the Ubuntu-Australian list
And hello to all of the nice and friendly ppl I met at the
Linux.conf.auOpen Day yesterday @ the Hobart Wrest Point - Tasman
Rooms. I was really
pleased to finally met so very many friendly faces... everyone was very
nice!!! (of course!)
My system now seems to be quite stable.
This website help me a lot:
I ended up using the *Remove Kubuntu*
Pasting the command (in the black box) into the terminal shell (which is an
extremely long command!!!)
Fingers-crossed it seems to have worked. I now have a Gnome DE with Ubuntu
8.04 - the Hardy Heron - released in April 2008 (according to the help
I'm now happily using AMAROK fantastic music playing program and listening
to some of my ripped music -- The Beatles!
I'm still gradually tweaking my system -- but it seems to be working fine!!!
Yours Faithfully, Optimistically and With Much Love,
PEW aka PeteThePoet from Hobart, Australia
Peter Eric (aka 'pew') WILLIAMS
from Hobart, Tasmania, Australia -- phone (03) 6236-9675
My free website is: http://pewtas.googlepages.com (or)
(please visit my free website and let me know what you think about it.)
Robert Benchley - "Drawing on my fine command of the English language, I
2009/1/25 Matthew Flaschen <matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu>
> 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
> 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
> login, do:
> sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop --reinstall
> That should install Kubuntu again. It may take a long time. When it
> completes, do
> sudo reboot
> 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
> Yes, a beginner really shouldn't be using kde4 on 8.04.
> Matt Flaschen
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