[NBLUG/talk] i killed gnome :(

Nat W calvin16 at lydiadehn.com
Sun Mar 14 17:08:01 PST 2004

Thanks a lot Dustin :)

- Nat W

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From: talk-admin at nblug.org [mailto:talk-admin at nblug.org] On Behalf Of Dustin
Sent: Sunday, March 14, 2004 10:30 Am
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Subject: Re: [NBLUG/talk] i killed gnome :(

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
> you run startx?  have you tried logging in as a different user using
> 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
> 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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