Re: gnome does not start
I would suggest rather than using xdm, you start X using startx, then starting gnome
from within X so you can get some error messages.
--- Praveen Kallakuri <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
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> hello guys,
> since the last 2 days, i have't had a window manager working. i had lost
> gnome when i installed some msttcorefonts. after a couple of days of
> posting on mailing lists and trying everything i could, i finally
> removed everything xfree-, gnome-, etc and started afresh. effectively,
> i had the /etc/X11 dir almost empty. i know a lot of that is linked to
> in /usr/X11R6/libs but not sure how much. what i want to say is, i did
> not empty the latter. but i purged all x-related packages from dselect
> in order to start off afresh. to continue, i still have the same problem
> i had before.
> anwyays now, i have gnome2.2 (the woody backport created by James
> Strandboge). i have xfree86 4.2.1 backport for woody, again from
> 1. i have a desktop manager (xdm) that starts up ok.
> 2. i enter my login/passwd
> 3. gnome2 starts, i see gnome2 try to start but it immediately aborts
> and comes back to xdm.
> i have been seeing this same behavior right since the time the problem
> started. having done what all i did, i think the problem is neither with
> X nor with gnome2. its something else.
> can someone tell me where to check next? or if i need to supply
> something more, please ask. mail me directly if you wish coz i am going
> to see the end of this tonight
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