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Old 11th June 2008
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Default KDE wont start up

oh god.

2 power outages today.. hard drive was on the fritz but it finally started up and stayed up for 6 hours. i rebooted a little bit ago and now it's not loading.

i was getting
/usr was not properly dismounted
/var was not properly dismounted

but i fyck /usr
fyck /var

and rebooted and that went away. There is valuable files I NEED to recover.. is anyone has anyway I can get them on my flash drive that would be amazing... even if i will have to reformat.
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What errors are you getting when you attempt to start X/KDE?
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None, when I type startx it goes to that default desktop as if KDE isn't installed, but it doesn't load any of the terminals or anything, just the grey background.
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Try xinit and then startkde? Could just be a loss of whatever file X stores it's startup commands in.

Don't know if that file's disappearance would keep the term window from appearing in xinit as well...
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Try xinit and then startkde? Could just be a loss of whatever file X stores it's startup commands in.

Don't know if that file's disappearance would keep the term window from appearing in xinit as well...
Alright, first im doing a repair of the file system and then if that doesn't work I'll go with the above^
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Good luck!
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Okay, completed the repair of the file system.. ran "xinit" and the GUI loaded up fine.

now.. am I wrong if I asked if 'xinit' is the same thing as 'startx'?
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I think xinit just initializes X (go figure, eh?) while startx loads up a window manager as well.

So either startx runs a different config file, or it loads a config file that xinit doesn't have?

Not running FreeBSD at the moment (axed it because Vista refused to be on the second partition. Will probably be reinstalling soon in a dual boot.) and I'm quite rusty with X. Embarrassingly so!
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i'll have to read up on it.

Thank's nirbo
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Anytime! Glad I could help, even if I left more questions than there were when I arrived.
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