various parts of gnome up the creek
hi fellow debian users
I throw myself at your feet and grovel for help with the whole tedious
mish-mash that has arisen while trying to set up libusb to run the
hotsynch with my handheld.
This is what went wrong:
(1) suddenly the gnome window manager, menu and taskbar when I booted
this morning after working on it last night
(2) the sound is now disabled (esd)
(3) I can't open a terminal or shell window
I can't strictly narrow this down to libusb, it might have something to
do with udev and a few other packages I upgraded last night.
I managed to salvage gnome by re-installing it with synatpic.
I can't get the sound back on (even though I see the esd daemon sitting
there) and the shell launchers in x give me "error creating child process".
I also see lots of different apps saying:
/usr/bin/X11/startx: line 131: /dev/null: Permission denied
and also a few of these:
(nautilus:4179): libgnomevfs-WARNING **: Cannot load module
(/usr/lib/gnome-vfs-2.0/modules/libcdda.so: cannot open shared object
file: No such file or directory)
Can anyone tell me where to go from here?