[colug-432] Boot Problem

R S Prigan lordscotus1 at gmail.com
Sat Jan 14 12:59:57 EST 2012

On Sun, Jan 8, 2012 at 2:48 PM, Stephen P. Molnar
<s.molnar at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> openSUSE 12.1 64 bit OS KDE3/4 Desktop
> I had shut down the computer to change some plugins on the back panel.  When
> I restarted the computer the boot went well until the point where I had to
> log in.  At this point rather than a boot screen that gave me a choice of
> window managers I was presented witn a plain gray screen with a box for the
> user which closed when I input the user name and opened a new box for the
> password.  Also now there is a console window in the lower left corner of
> the plash screen with the message:
>     Jan 8 14:28:58 linux-ddlt mcelog: mcelog read: No such device
> However there is a /var/log/mcelog, but it is empty.
> I no longer had the option of choosing the window manager.  This is a
> critical problem for me as the KDE desktop is very unstable on my machine.
> I have been using the iceWM which is a stable as KDE used to be.  I tried
> changing the splash screen while in the KDE desktop, but that had no effect
> when I restarted the computer.
> In all candor I don't have a clew as to what has happened and would
> appreciate some sagacious advice at this point.
> Thanks in advance.
> --
> Stephen P. Molnar, Ph.D.                  Life is a fuzzy set

Sounds like KDM went bonkers and you are getting the bare bones XDM login?
Check your
kdm  is desired
or gdm perhaps

otherwise, could something have gotten corrupted?  this might be bad news ...

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