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Author Topic: [EN] Dist Upgrade seems to have killed KDE  (Read 3673 times)

Offline bad_aptitude

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[EN] Dist Upgrade seems to have killed KDE
« on: 2023/02/20, 04:11:31 »
First dist upgrade since November and I can't past the login splash screen. Login and password prompts appear to work but the system hangs after I press "enter" I tried older kernels(from grub) and they also won't let me get past the login splash screen. Running Lenovo IdeaPad 3 with Intel graphics.
Is there some way to recover from this or do I need a fresh install?

Offline uxman

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Re: Dist Upgrade seems to have killed KDE
« Reply #1 on: 2023/02/20, 08:55:08 »
This did bite me too, but it was may own fault! Since yesterday the "Upgrade Warning Section" of this forum is the startpage of my browser ;)


Offline hendrikL

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Re: Dist Upgrade seems to have killed KDE
« Reply #2 on: 2023/02/20, 09:15:39 »
Maybe you can recover it.

Take a look to /var/log/apt/history.log to see what was removed and not replaced by a newer version.

That is what I would do first before installing new, there are other log files to check out too.

On the other hand, a fresh installation is kind of cleaning up, isn't it (-; ?

And one word, since Nov is a long time for a rolling distribution, especially debian sid/unstable.

Offline bad_aptitude

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Re: Dist Upgrade seems to have killed KDE
« Reply #3 on: 2023/02/20, 19:24:28 »
Apt dist-upgrade showed “0” files too be removed, so I was looking forward to smooth sailing. I did resize my home partition a few months ago so maybe KDE has an arcane way of locating disk partitions.

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Re: Dist Upgrade seems to have killed KDE
« Reply #4 on: 2023/02/21, 07:26:14 »
Before the d-u there where no problems after rezising the /home partition?

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Re: Dist Upgrade seems to have killed KDE
« Reply #5 on: 2023/02/21, 19:40:58 »
Not knowing what the problem is, there is one thing to try: Boot to a terminal and try to start with
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startx
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kstart5 plasmashell