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wkauz - 25.12.2015, 16:23
Post subject: After DU no login-screen
Hello!

After DU yesterday ( last DU 6/15) booting stoped exactly before I get the login screen; display is black, cursor not blinking.
I can use terminals only.
During the Du I changed to sddm.

In " /etc/X11/default-display-manager" is sddm.
In "/user/share/xsessions is flugbox.desktop.

After "startx" in a terminal, I get flugbox.
"service sddm start" makes no effekt.

apt shows:

      Code:
Die folgenden Pakete werden ENTFERNT:
  digikam digikam-private-libs kde-plasma-desktop kde-workspace
  kde-workspace-bin kde-workspace-data kdm libarchive12 libasprintf0c2
  libatkmm-1.6-1 libboost-date-time1.55.0 libcairomm-1.0-1
  libclucene-contribs1 libclucene-core1 libcmis-0.5-5 libflac++6
  libglibmm-2.4-1c2a libgltf-0.0-0 libgtkmm-2.4-1c2a libilmbase6 libkolab0
  libkolabxml1 liblognorm0 libmarblewidget19 libnettle4 libopencv-calib3d2.3
  libopencv-features2d2.3 libopencv-highgui2.3 libopencv-legacy2.3
  libopencv-objdetect2.3 libopenexr6 libpangomm-1.4-1 libperl5.20 libppl13
  libproxy1 libqalculate5 libreoffice-style-crystal libsigc++-2.0-0c2a
  libsmokebase3 libsmokeqtwebkit4-3 libstreamanalyzer0 libstreams0
  libtag1-vanilla libtag1c2a libvamp-hostsdk3 libwxbase3.0-0 libwxgtk3.0-0
  libxapian22 module-init-tools perl-modules plasma-scriptengine-ruby
  plasma-scriptengines python-cupshelpers ruby-kde4 ruby-plasma
  ruby-qt4-webkit


and

      Code:
Die folgenden Pakete sind zurückgehalten worden:
  plasma-desktop


and


      Code:
W: mdadm: /etc/mdadm/mdadm.conf defines no arrays.
W: mdadm: no arrays defined in configuration file.
Fehler traten auf beim Bearbeiten von:
 elinks




Wich further logs or files are necessary for a advice?
Should I reinstall some kde-packages?

Thanks
wkauz
slh - 25.12.2015, 23:39
Post subject: RE: After DU no login-screen
All of those packages are supposed to go.

plasma-desktop shouldn't be held back, but installed to the current version (please revisit the hints for upgrading to KDE5, you're probably falling over remaining issues there).

mdadm always prints out those messages if you don't use it (software RAID), those messages are harmless but you can purge mdadm.
wkauz - 26.12.2015, 14:54
Post subject: RE: After DU no login-screen
Hello!

Thanks for your replay!

Reinstalling plasma-desktop did not change my situation.
Revisited the old hints for the upgrading to KDE5, opens for me more questions as answers, because they are more than
3 month old and I don´t know, wich is relevant for me now.
Also they have often an other relation as to my problem.

Found this:

apt-get dist-upgrade --purge kio-extras+ kde-baseapps+ kio+ kwin-x11+ plasma-desktop+ fonts-oxygen+ kde-config-gtk-style+ kde-config-sddm+ kde-style-oxygen-qt5+ khelpcenter+ khotkeys+ kinfocenter+ kio-extras+ kmenuedit+ kscreen+ ksshaskpass+ ksysguard+ kwrited+ systemsettings+ plasma-workspace+ kde-window-manager- klipper- kactivities+ libkactivities-bin- libkf5config-bin+ libkf5dbusaddons-bin+ libkf5emoticons-bin+ libkf5filemetadata-bin+ libkf5iconthemes-bin+ libkf5kdelibs4support5-bin+ libkf5khtml-bin+ libkf5parts-plugins+ libkf5su-bin+ libkf5wallet-bin+ libkf5xmlgui-bin+ libqt5sql5-sqlite+ kdm- sddm+

and:

apt-get dist-upgrade libstreamanalyzer0v5+ libstreams0v5+ libstreams0- kdeutils+ kdeadmin+ konversation+



If I don´t get another advice, I will try this.


But I am a realist.
It means that I am only a experienced user, who is fixed on Debian and prefer aptosid, wich is realy a good work.
But as no linux-crack, it will get more complex in this times, to hold my installation proper, especially there is no
newer release from aptosid to make a new install.
So I don´t exclude to change to Debian-Stable if my problem persist, after a very good time from 8 years with sidux/aptosid.
In this case, I leave with very good impressions and great respekt for your work.

Thanks
wkauz
yamaneko - 29.12.2015, 09:01
Post subject: RE: After DU no login-screen
Hi wkauz,

what you found helped me to get my aptosid "back on track", Plasma working again Smile
Thanks for digging it out.

I've been considering switching to Linux Mint Debian, if...

Kindest regards

Yamaneko
wkauz - 08.01.2016, 16:50
Post subject: RE: After DU no login-screen
Not in my case.
Changed to Stable/Jessie

Thanks to aptosid. Had 8 years very good experiences and learned a lot.
Thanks to the maintainers for this good and professionel work.

wkauz
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