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Thursday, October 2nd 2003, 2:06pm

startkde and restore settings


I think I've messed up KDE somehow, but not bad enough to reinstall. I unplugged my tv tuner too late, while Mandrake 9.1's bootup was checking for new hardware (because the tuner causes that part of just stay stuck there) and then shutdown and rebooted before the bootup had finished (I know that was bad). Anyway, now whenever I login I only get a console, even if I pick KDE from the desktop environment options. I have to "startkde" to get it to load and I've tried making an .xsession and an .xinitrc file in my home directory to no avail. In addition, all my settings in terms of fonts seem to have gotten messed up. The settings still point to the same ones I had, but the fonts just seem bigger in all of the applications.

I did this once before (the tv tuner card thing) and just reinstalled, but I don't want to now since I've got everything set up nicely. Any ideas?