Problem on updating to KDE 6.0

Clay Weber claydoh at
Mon Jan 31 12:15:10 UTC 2011

On Monday, January 31, 2011 03:52:54 AM Nils Kassube wrote:
> JK wrote:
> > I have Maverick 10.10 installed in my laptop and everything was
> > running fine. Yesterday I have added backports and updated the KDE
> > from 5.5 to 6.0.
> That's KDE 4.5.5 / 4.6.0, isn't it?
> > All the updates were applied. But on restart it
> > says it could not open the theme file. I am in a dilemma. This is
> > being sent using my PC/windows. Anybody please suggest how can I
> > login bypassing the theme loading as said or using/installing
> > another desktop other than KDE
> Sorry, I have no idea what to do about the theme file problem, but if
> you want to return to the older working KDE version, this is how I would
> do it:
> I'm not sure if you get the KDM screen - from there you can get a
> terminal to login with Ctrl-Alt-F2. Otherwise you could use the recovery
> mode from the grub menu. After login I would install the xubuntu
> desktop:
> sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop
> Then you should be able to login to the xfce desktop (change the session
> type in the display manager) and start the synaptic package manager. On
> the lower left select the "Origin" button and click on the line which
> should read something like "maverick-backports/main". Then you should
> see the new KDE packages on the upper right list. You can mark them all
> for complete removal and repeat it with packages from the other
> maverick-backports repositories. Then click on the "Custom filters"
> button at the lower left and select the "Marked Changes" line above.
> Check that no vital things for the xfce desktop are marked and finally
> hit the "Apply" button. After the packages are removed, go to the menu
> "Settings" -> "Repositories" and uncheck the backports repositories.
> Click the OK button, then click the reload button. Now search for the
> package "kubuntu-desktop" and mark it for installation. That should
> bring you back the older KDE version, if you finally hit the "Apply"
> button.
> Disclaimer: I didn't try this myself, so I may have forgotten something
> important.
> Nils
has quick instructions on fixing it without needing to install an whole extra 

Clay Weber 

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