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

Peter Williams pewtas at
Sun Jan 25 06:55:57 UTC 2009

Hello All Fellow Ubuntu and Kubuntu people.

and to the Ubuntu-Australian list

Hello All,

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

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

My free website is:  (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
said nothing."

2009/1/25 Matthew Flaschen <matthew.flaschen at>

> 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
> 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
> back.
> > 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.
> Matt Flaschen
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