[PC-BSD Testing] Upgrade from RC1 to RC2 problem

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Tue Nov 29 07:16:25 PST 2011

On 11/29/2011 01:29, Johann Hugo wrote:
> On Tuesday, November 29, 2011 01:47:17 am Gerard van Essen wrote:
>> Good day Kris
>> I was using RC1 and when notified of the RC2 update, I downloaded it and
>> upgraded to RC2. As far as I could see there were no problems.
>> After having rebooted to finish the upgrade process I was able to log in,
>> but when KDE starts loading, the KDE login screen shows up again. And so
>> on. Basically, I can't get back into the system.
>> Don't know if this is just an issue caused by something on my PC or if it's
>> an update issue.
>> If you need any info, let me know.
>> Cheers
> Same happened to me. 
> I've swapped to command line (Alt+Ctrl+F1) and it gave some gnome error 
> message. To me it looked like it decided to replace KDE with GNOME. ps -ax 
> showed a lot of gnome processes running. In the end I've made a backup of my 
> user stuff and did a fresh install. I've written down the error message, but 
> it's still on my PC at home.
> Johann
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Log in with fluxbox or some other WM, and run as root:

# rm -rf /var/tmp/kdecache-*

That will get your KDE up and running again. Turns out their 4.6.x cache
file wasn't compatible with the newer 4.7.x

Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software

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