[NBLUG/talk] i killed gnome :(

Dustin Mollo dustin at sonic.net
Sun Mar 14 10:31:02 PST 2004

On Sun, Mar 14, 2004 at 09:30:45AM -0800, Dustin Mollo wrote:
> do you have the laptop booting into X, or into just a text console and then
> you run startx?  have you tried logging in as a different user using gnome? 
> if you login as a different user and gnome starts, then it's most likely
> just the gnome conf directories in your home directory have become corrupt. 
> if you login under a text console and do a 'ls -a' you'll see lots of
> dot-directories (directories that start with a period.)  a number of those
> are related to gnome as you'll see.  you'll loose all your gnome settings,
> but you could try removing those and then try loggin in again.

damn horrible advice.  i shoulda thought of this sooner.  i just walked him
through poking around /tmp for the corba stuff and whatnot...removed that
and everything worked again.  in fact, after he removed that stuff, i
remembered mark mentioning this trick before.

problem solved! :)


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