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    Qt and Kernel update today

    Have just applied the Qt and Kernel update released today and KDE now hangs after the graphical login with only a cursor visible.

    Is this update broken, or is it something more subtle?

    Can't see anything obvious although there are errors about being unable to open pixmaps in .xsession-errors.

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    Re: Qt and Kernel update today

    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Prosser View Post
    Have just applied the Qt and Kernel update released today and KDE now hangs after the graphical login with only a cursor visible.

    Is this update broken, or is it something more subtle?

    Can't see anything obvious although there are errors about being unable to open pixmaps in .xsession-errors.
    My vote: Something more subtle.
    After all, it worked for me, and I am no wizard.

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    Re: Qt and Kernel update today

    Quote Originally Posted by mparillo View Post
    My vote: Something more subtle.
    After all, it worked for me, and I am no wizard.
    Thanks - that's very useful to know - I'll have to start digging, then!

    Installed xfce (xubuntu-desktop) and that works fine, so it is definitely some problem with kde. I'll probably find that the user prefers xfce...I certainly do.

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    Re: Qt and Kernel update today

    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Prosser View Post
    Thanks - that's very useful to know - I'll have to start digging, then!

    Installed xfce (xubuntu-desktop) and that works fine, so it is definitely some problem with kde. I'll probably find that the user prefers xfce...I certainly do.
    I might have misunderstood. I am running 'regular' Kubuntu, When I read you installed xubuntu-desktop, I started to wonder if you also had installed kubuntu-desktop. If so, then the 'It works for me' is a little less applicable.

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    Re: Qt and Kernel update today

    Hi,

    I also had problems after this upgrade; after login kde didn't hang but I got a dialog with the error message:

    X session: unable to launch "/usr/bin/startkde" X session - "/usr/bin/startkde" not found, falling back to default session.

    I couldn't find "startkde" either. (Re-?)installing kubuntu-desktop using aptitude fixed it for me:

    Code:
    $ sudo aptitude install kubuntu-desktop
    The following NEW packages will be installed:
      kde-workspace-bin kubuntu-desktop 
    The following packages will be REMOVED:
      freespacenotifier{u} kdeartwork-style{u} kdeartwork-theme-window{u} kdeplasma-addons{u} kdewallpapers{u} kinfocenter{u} kmenuedit{u} librhythmbox-core5{u} 
      plasma-containments-addons{u} plasma-desktopthemes-artwork{u} plasma-runners-addons{u} plasma-wallpapers-addons{u} sweeper{u} xscreensaver-data{u} 
      xscreensaver-gl{u} 
    0 packages upgraded, 2 newly installed, 15 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    [...]
    Hope this helps.

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    Re: Qt and Kernel update today [SOLVED]

    Quote Originally Posted by dozch View Post
    Hi,
    Code:
    $ sudo aptitude install kubuntu-desktop
    Hope this helps.
    Thanks very much for that - it did. This update must have added a new package that wasn't picked up by the normal dependencies. Should have tried that one before resorting to xubuntu-desktop. That'll teach me to avoid applying updates late at night..

    All working normally now.

    PS It was a standard kubuntu install - though there must be a package I installed somewhere that conflicts with kubuntu-desktop resulting in its removal. I suspect this might affect quite a few users.

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    Re: Qt and Kernel update today [SOLVED]

    I am also a bit surprised this seems to have affected only a few; my install is pretty standard...

    BTW I installed kubuntu over an ubuntu install, which may explain why I got an error message (though it didn't look like a gtk-dialog)

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