:> Don't bother. If you "can't access KDE" then you messed up bad, pure
:> and simple., and you should fix it.
:> Just answer these questions:
:> 1) can you log in at the console (give the parameter "2" at the lilo
:> boot. E.g "linux 2")?
:> 2) once at the console, can you run X (type /usr/X11R6/bin/XF86_VGA16)?
:> 3) can you run X using the correct server (type
:> /usr/X11R6/bin/XF86_SVGA or whatevever)?
:> 4) can you run X using the symlink to the correct server (type X)?
:> 5) can you run X and start the kde services on top of it
:> (edit .xinitrc to contain the word startkde, make it executable
:> with chmod, and type startx)?
: I apologize - I guess I didn't explain my problem real well.
: I installed SuSE 6.4 using their YaST2 tool. This tool nicely automates
: the install procedure. At the end of the install, you have to log in to
Log in as WHO? Root? Some user you created?
: the KDE desktop. This worked fine and everything seemed functional. I
: then exited out of KDE and did a 'shutdown'.
: But...after I re-booted and attempted to log in again, the KDE desktop did
Log in as WHO?
: not show any icons (as if my system configuration was lost) and my mouse
That's no problem. No icons just means that kfm didn't start up. That's
a no-brainer. Start it. It's pretty delicate and liable to die at
any malformation of the config files under .kde/.... .
: was useless (note that after the install the mouse worked and the icons
That's also trivial. Don't worry about it. Escape to text mode
(ctrl-alt-f1, or some other f key). Log in normally. Read the
Mouse-HOWTO until you fix it. Likely you have a MS intellimouse
in a PS/2 socket and you need to change the mouse type in
/etc/X11/XF86Config to "PS/2". Without any data from you I can't tell.
: I haven't tried to login again for fear the same thing will happen.
Why? What's to lose? You're not going to fix it by doing nothing. And
you can't look with your eyes shut!