Upgrading from RC1 to RC2

Several users have noted on the testing mailing list that KDE is inaccessible after upgrading from RC1 to RC2. It turns out that the KDE 4.6.x cache is incompatible with the newer 4.7.x cache. Fortunately, the fix is an easy one:

Log in using another window manager (Fluxbox will be available in the login screen even if your only installed window manager is KDE), become the superuser, and run the following command:

rm –rf /var/tmp/kdecache-*

You should now be able to login to KDE.

The configuration files also changed in this version of KDE so the PC-BSD desktop wallpaper and icons will be missing. This has been fixed for RC3.

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Written by dru. Posted in 9.0, testers

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Comments (6)

  • Upgrading from RC1 to RC2 | Official PC-BSD Blog | BSD - Vše o BSD
    November 29, 2011 at 12:49 pm |

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  • Upgrading from RC1 to RC2 | BSD - Vše o BSD
    November 29, 2011 at 12:49 pm |

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  • November 30, 2011 at 4:44 pm |

    This work round fixed it.

    Apart from desktop background and icons there are also a lot of issues with fonts, theme etc.

    Hopefully RC3 will be (almost) perfect

    • December 1, 2011 at 5:24 am |


  • J-F Bilodeau
    December 7, 2011 at 1:59 pm |

    Darn! I spend almost a week figuring out why KDE would not work…and I was thinking it was because of my custom kernel. Thanks for the fix!


  • December 11, 2011 at 7:21 am |

    Sorry to hear that!

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