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    Unhappy HELP: Could not start kdeinit. Check your installation.[ BT R1 ->BT R2]

    Hi !

    I have had a BackTrack 4 R1 and it worked very good until i did apt-get update && apt-get upgrade && apt-get dist-upgrade and it is now BackTrack R2 but it doesn't work anymore.
    When i do "startx" it shows me this black screen:

    saying that "Could not start kdeinit. Check your installation."

    I have serached on the internet and i have seen that some guys recommend to delete .kde and .kde3 folders and then restart.
    I did this (first backed up them) by booting into an Ubuntu live cd, but the problem is still the same.

    This is the second screen which apears when i press CTRL+ALT+Backspace to stop the X server.


    Please, any help will be appreciathed. What should I do ?
    I do not want to use a new fresh copy of the new BackTrack R2 because I havel already installed lots of tools in this one and by a new install it means a new big work to redownload and reinstall them.

    Thank you in advance !

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    Default Re: HELP: Could not start kdeinit. Check your installation.[ BT R1 ->BT R2]

    Oh, come in guys, any help , please ? I really need to fix it...

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    Default Respuesta: HELP: Could not start kdeinit. Check your installation.[ BT R1 ->BT R2]

    Did you check your installation? Sys messages are usefull. At google you can find some links to (try to) fix some errors. But obviously, i wont do that for you.

    Pentrite.

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    Default Re: Respuesta: HELP: Could not start kdeinit. Check your installation.[ BT R1 ->BT R2

    Quote Originally Posted by pentrite View Post
    Did you check your installation? Sys messages are usefull. At google you can find some links to (try to) fix some errors. But obviously, i wont do that for you.

    Pentrite.
    Like I said i have already searched on google and all the guys are saying that you should delete .kde and .kde3 folder. I did this but it still won't work.
    How to check the installation ? Is there any command should i type or how namely i should do this ?

    Thank you !

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    Default Re: HELP: Could not start kdeinit. Check your installation.[ BT R1 ->BT R2]

    Look guys, i have changed this linefrom /usr/bin/startkde
    LD_BIND_NOW=true start_kdeinit --new-startup +kcminit_startup
    to this one:
    start_kdeinit --new-startup +kcminit_startup
    Like i have found here:
    KDE: can't start kdeinit: check your installation - FedoraForum.org

    Now i do not have anymore that error message but the screen remains black.
    What to do ?
    Any help, please ?

    Thank you a lot !

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    Default Re: HELP: Could not start kdeinit. Check your installation.[ BT R1 ->BT R2]

    Looks like you are having troubles with your xorg.conf.....

    Code:
    # Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
    # (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
    #
    # This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
    # if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
    # package.
    #
    # If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
    # again, run the following command:
    #   sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg
    sudo = lets you do whatever you want
    dpkg-reconfigure = reconfigures packages
    phigh = priority: high
    xserver-xorg = the file that stores a bunch of settings that control what the GUI looks like, among other things. Often times editing this file incorrectly makes the GUI go away, which many people would prefer didn't happen.
    Hope that works for you.

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    Unhappy Re: HELP: Could not start kdeinit. Check your installation.[ BT R1 ->BT R2]

    Quote Originally Posted by laptopz View Post
    Looks like you are having troubles with your xorg.conf.....

    Code:
    # Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
    # (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
    #
    # This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
    # if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
    # package.
    #
    # If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
    # again, run the following command:
    #   sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg
    sudo = lets you do whatever you want
    dpkg-reconfigure = reconfigures packages
    phigh = priority: high
    xserver-xorg = the file that stores a bunch of settings that control what the GUI looks like, among other things. Often times editing this file incorrectly makes the GUI go away, which many people would prefer didn't happen.
    Hope that works for you.
    I tried sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg
    and also sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
    and the result is as follow (even I reboot the machine or not);
    when i startx it shows to me an ~ panel image whcih disapear in 2 seconds, after that it eneer the desktop but all still black and i can see anything. Also i hear the logon music but i can't see anything at all because the screen remains black.

    Any help, please ?

    Thank you very much !

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    Default Re: HELP: Could not start kdeinit. Check your installation.[ BT R1 ->BT R2]

    try upgrading libxft2
    If anything can go wrong, it will....

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    Default Re: HELP: Could not start kdeinit. Check your installation.[ BT R1 ->BT R2]

    Try
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    fix-vesa
    maybe this works.
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    Default Re: HELP: Could not start kdeinit. Check your installation.[ BT R1 ->BT R2]

    I'm following this thread. Got the same problem.

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