I waited a few weeks before doing the major update for KDE and did them all this morning.
Now my system boots up and ends with a screen "Welcome to localhost.localdomain login:________"
1. When I sign in with my user name it opens two white terminal windows where I have tried the "startx" command with no luck.
2. Next time I tried running "XFdrake" in the terminal to setup the graphics card again. It opens a normal looking PCL window for the video card but I still cannot get it to boot into PCL (guess - maybe something with Xorg?)
I wrote down this error message: Fatal server error: Server is already active for display 0. If this server is no longer running remove /tmp/.xo-lock and start again. XIO: fatal IO error 11 on X server ":0"
3. Next time I "su" to root and entered "rm /tmp/.xo-lock" as instructed above. After rebooting system still boots up to the same screen "Welcome to localhost.localdomain login:________"
I am not skilled at the terminal commands so if anyone can see what to do please advise - TIA.
I have also "su" to root and opened up the synaptic window again if that will help
For future reference,seeing two terminal windows after you log in usually means X started successfully but the desktop environment failed to start. Your problem is probably caused by library mismatch on the desktop environment caused by a bad update.
running "startx" on one the terminal will complain because that will be attempting to start a second instance of X.
running "startkde" would tell you why it failed to start.
running "XFdrake" is trying to solve a problem you do not have.
Since X is already running. start synaptic and attempt to sort out the desktop environment by trying to reinstall it.