[nSLUG] Gnome to KDE-->Stymied at kdm Login Screen

Devin Horsman horsman at gmail.com
Tue Jul 24 00:17:22 ADT 2007

Usually that sound either means your optical drive is gone (most only last
for a year or two) or that the Iso you burnt is junk. Try a cd you've booted
from before, and then try a different cd-drive.

On 7/23/07, Robert Ashley <rb.ashley at gmail.com> wrote:
> I recently dist-upgraded from debian etch to lenny/sid. Went flawless.
> Was using Gnome, but decided to try KDE. Almost everything worked fine
> (except sound)...so, I did an alsaconfig but no luck. Thought I'd
> tackle that later. I then decided to change gdm log-in to kdm. uh-oh.
> Now I can't get past the kdm login screen...no keyboard recognition.
> I don't have any mission-critical files, so I decided to try a fresh
> install of Ubuntu. I changed the boot sequence, but CD drive won't
> boot. It seems to be wheezing, spinning up then down, like a car
> trying to start with a weak battery at minus 20 degrees. In any case,
> the CD drive does try, wheezes, then fails, then the hard drive spins
> up, taking me to the kdm login. Stymied.
> Should I try a new CD drive? Can I interrupt the boot sequence with
> some kind of rescue move? Do I try a rescue floppy?
> I appreciate any diagnostic input. Thanks.
> Bob
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