[kde-linux] Smoked

David Baron d_baron at 012.net.il
Thu Dec 8 14:17:57 UTC 2005

On Thursday 08 December 2005 13:00, kde-linux-request at kde.org wrote:
> > >Login was smoked by a hard restart with some orphaned inodes (ext3).
> > >
> > >Login either shows ALL the "users", I mean ALL or none.
> > >Keyboard sometimes does not work. When it does I can get in as ...
> > >A failsafe session--all the other choices, kde, gnome, wm, etc, are not
> > > shown I can get into my kde by running ksmserver.
> > >
> > >kxkb applet is missing. Can be restored by removing and adding a
> > > keyboard. control/alt F1, etc, work to get to console sessions
> > >alt F7 to get back does NOT! Kdm, however, is running. To get back, I
> > > must kill it (/etc/init.d/restart does not know its running!) and then
> > > start over.
> i don't know your distro but I suggest you boot its rescue disk, run
> fsck on all partitions  If it does not find something, how old is the
> hard drive?

The orphaned inodes were eliminated by fschk during the boot. Files were 
apparently zapped in the kde libraries. I just built a whole new kde and this 
runs without a hitch.

Anyway, the linux is on a fairly recent Maxtor drive. The other drive is a not 
so old Western Digital. I do not recommend them.

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