I was doing a differential backup to external USB with lucky-backup, normally works fine, but this time it appeared to go bad, and it wanted to do a full backup instead. Several times. That is probably their issue - but what happened after I don't understand:
After aborting the backup twice, pretty sure it was corrupted, I exited the program and went to open firefox to look for answers. It wouldn't open. Kontact, Dolphin & other kde things were ok, so I rebooted to start fresh.
The desktop would not not load. I can get through the "F2's" worth of the boot in the terminal, it goes black briefly like normal, and then instead of the kde login screen I am back in the terminal at my root login.
The only thing I see that looks abnormal is "avahi-daemon failed to start !!" a few lines above.
Not having any idea where to start on this one. I have looked here, google, and on the gentoo forums, I tried "/etc/init.d/xdm restart" a couple of times, ran libtest, reinstalled avahi... I'm at a loss, none of the other avahi issues really seemed to pertain to this.
dbus does appear to have started already in the commands queue, that seemed to be a possible problem for some others. I tried "/etc.init.d/avahi-daemon restart" with the same 'failed to start' message.
Could these problems be related (I'd think, but how?) and more importantly, what can I try to get back into my desktop?
My system was all up to date, I had even put another gig of RAM in the other day (ran great) and was having no issues at all for a while.
I don't even know what logs you'd need but any guidance or direction will be much appreciated, and I'll try to get what you want for additional info.
Thank you very much.
Last edited by tonyawards
on Sun Oct 30, 2011 2:58, edited 1 time in total.
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