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Amarok, konsole, dolphin, volume control, and a lot of other software just disappeared after I restored pam.d to default last night. Is there some way for me to restore my software without restoring the pam.d file configs? Should I just backup /home/ and do a reinstall?

  • What did you do exactly to "restore pam.d to default" ? Can we see a log of what happens ? You say that your applications disappeared, I assume that you've check with dpkg -l <name> that the package was missing and not only a launcher icon ? – Benoit Jun 18 '14 at 12:28
  • sudo pam-auth-update --force I can't dpkg -l since the terminal has disappeared from both the search function and the launcher's application menu. I would manually look for the binary, but dolphin disappeared as well. – user294649 Jun 18 '14 at 12:30
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Does sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop work, and get everything back?

If you can't access the terminal, try Ctrl+Alt+F1 then login in and execute the command.

  • There is no terminal, but I'm trying that with the deb file from the repositories. edit: And the deb install failed – user294649 Jun 18 '14 at 12:28
  • Then first of all try getting the *.deb file of the KDE terminal. – Raphael Jun 18 '14 at 12:29
  • Does Ctrl+Alt+1 work? – Tim Jun 18 '14 at 12:34
  • @Tim that would be F1, not 1. – Jos Jun 18 '14 at 12:35
  • I've gotten the deb. SOftware center crashed when I tried to install it, trying with synaptic now – user294649 Jun 18 '14 at 12:43

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