Re: URGENT: my gnome desktop is dead
On Monday 16 July 2007 12:09:05 Dot Deb wrote:
> This morning I switched my laptop on, as usual, but after logging
> in (using gdm), gnome only shows me the tomboy window. No
> panels, no background, no icons ...
> Yesterday I regularly switched off the laptop. I did not upgrade
> the system recently (I'm running sid).
> I have no idea on where to start debugging the problem.
> I need your help because today I really need to work and I do
> not want to loose my job for that F... gnome.
> By the way what is a stable functional alternative to gnome,
> excluding kde?
Unfortunately, it is well known that gnome is not stable in Sid. The reason
seems to stem from the maintainer who uploads the packages. For some reason,
there is a delay between packages, and gnome needs all of them because of
dependencies, therefore, gnome breaks. This happens with KDE, but only on a
short term basis.
There are plenty of other window managers available that may suit your needs.
XFCE is a good alternative if you're not thrilled with KDE. For lighter
solutions, one can turn to fluxbox or iceWM.
Best of luck with your departure from Gnome.