On Thu, Jan 5, 2012 at 11:46 AM, sibu xolo <sibxol@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I am using a computer with LINUX-2.6.35/kde-4.4.5. One account has developed
> a fault. I can login via kdm and the machine then attempts to start kde.
> This then fails and the screen goes black.
> I miss the use of this account mostly because of email addresses stored in
> kmail. Does anyone know of a way to replenish kde so that I can access kmail
> for instance.
As root, make a backup of that account's .kde4 and .kde directories
and remove the original:
# telinit 3
# cd /home/user
# cp -dpRvi .kde4 kde4_ORIGINAL
# cp -dpRvi .kde kde_ORIGINAL
# rm -Rf .kde4 .kde
You might have to do the same for .local and .config.
Now you can return to the graphical session (reboot or telinit 5) and
check whether you can log in. If you can, you'll now have to manually
recover the info from the backups you made.
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