Ah, thank you both! Perfect timing. A couple of days ago I tried installing the latest KDE desktop in test repo and then couldn't start the x server. I was using Pisi gui to to this and I kept getting an error that a package was wrong version, though the error message didn't say which and that I should update the repos. I did this more than once, but kept getting the error. Then I rebooted. The result was that I got a blank screen after logging in (I could see my cursor and move it about, but not screen). This was a different problem than what I was familiar with, and doing searches from error message, "glibc detected *** ksplashx: double free or corruption (out)" hinted at a glibc problem. I should have asked for help here, but didn't, and instead used installation disk, system recovery by removing latest updates in history manager, but that messed everything up, and I no longer had dbus.
Only last night I was thinking, "Oh well, maybe I should just wait for the next Pardus release instead of re-installing". And this morning I see this post. Even if it is Beta version, I'm all for getting it. And yes, I need to read a good manual on Linux so I can better repair what I have broken. I also think Pardus' History Manager needs some work as this is the third time I have used it and two out of three times it broke my system.
Regards, Lisa Marie