[NBLUG/talk] i killed gnome :(
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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