lost my most recent incoming emails on Live CD

Steven Vollom stevenvollom at sbcglobal.net
Thu Jun 11 13:53:47 UTC 2009

On Thursday 11 June 2009 01:20:47 pm David Kuntadi wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 11, 2009 at 8:00 PM, Steven
> Vollom<stevenvollom at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> > Xsession: unable to start xsession, no /home/steven/.xsession file, no
> > /home/steven/.xsession file, no session managers, no window managers,
> > and no terminal emulator found, aborting
> Have you tried all my suggestion? Please try it one by one,make sure
> you type it correctly:
> At the command prompt, you could try:
> sudo dpkg --configure -a
> and then reboot. If it still go to command prompt again, then try:
> sudo apt-get update
> sudo apt-get upgrade
> sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
> and then reboot. If it still go to command prompt again, then try:
> sudo dpkg-reconfigure --phigh -a
> and then reboot.
> DK
Yes, and thanks for replying so promptly to this email. None were a solution.  
Eberhard had me attempt xserver at the command prompt.  The result to that 
effort is:

Xsession: unable to start.  Xsession, no "/home/steven/.xsession" file, no 
"/home/steven/.xsession" file, No xsession managers, no window managers, and no 
terminal emulators found, aborting:

Does this mean I have to start over.  I am trying to avoid all the 
reinstallation problems, email records, and having to go through all the 
previous work getting wine and esword installed to the point I have gotten.  
But if necessary I will.  In any event, I am pretty sure the installation of 
Xine has a big problem.  Trying  to install it while waiting for a response to 
an email during some dead time is the reason I used the time to install Xine.  
Because I was using KpackageKit to make the simple install, it never occurred 
to me that it could crash my system so badly.  Each time I reinstalled and got 
to the same point, I attempted installing Xine during dead time, and three 
times my system crashed the same way.  So, it must be Xine or KpackageKit, and 
I have yet to have a problem with KpackageKit.

Strange, I have used Xine before in Feisty and Gutsy without problem, I can't 
understand what has happened.  Thanks if you have advice on this matter.  If I 
need to re-install, I should get to it, because I still have to get Wine and 
e-Sword installed by this evening.  There are several people who will be at my 
home this evening for a project that required e-Sword to be installed and 
functioning.  I am very sorry to put this on you, David, I wouldn't, if others 
weren't depending on me.  I thought I had plenty of time, when I made the 


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