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[opensuse] Re: Help: desktop completely gone!
  • From: Oliver Kullmann <O.Kullmann@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 18:00:23 +0100
  • Message-id: <20100921170023.GJ29851@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To add: no form of (purely) konsole login seems
available: After "Have a lot of fun..." it just hangs.

So it seems likely that that additional file "/etc/profile.local",
just a copy plus some lines uncommented, killed it.

On Tue, Sep 21, 2010 at 05:48:32PM +0100, Oliver Kullmann wrote:
Hi,

the desktop is suddenly completely gone:
It boots to the login-screen (no errors), but then upon
login (normal user or root) simply the screen empties
(that is, only the login-screen-background, nothing else),
and nothing happens!

It was just a standard logout-login, to see whether things would be stable
(apparently not).

The only system change was the addition of a file /etc/profile.local,
which was a copy of /etc/profil, with the lines setting TEXINPUTS
now activated.

If this addition (which is what is recommended in /etc/profile) is
harmful, then I should remove that file. How to do this?
I have the installation-dvd, and can activate "Rescue system":
but then, how to get into the system and remove a file??

Hope somebody can help!

Oliver

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Dr. Oliver Kullmann
Computer Science Department
Swansea University
Faraday Building, Singleton Park
Swansea SA2 8PP, UK
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