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Re: Debian 6 gone wonky overnight

On 01/12/2014, Liam O'Toole <liam.p.otoole@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 2014-12-01, Bret Busby <bret.busby@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello.
>> I am running Debian 6 on this computer.
>> Overnight, the appearance of the GUI has changed (running GNOME 2.x, I
>> think), with tab labels (if that is the correct term) changed in
>> appearance, so theat they take many times as much length, now allowing
>> only about 6 tabs to be displayed in a window, and, the network icon
>> in the taskbar, persistently shows "No Network Connection", even
>> though the network connection is funtioning normally.
> That sort of craziness happens when the gconf daemon has crashed. Try
> starting it manually, or simply log out and back in again.

Rebooted and that stuff is fixed (for the present time)

>> Also, once again (it happens from time to time), in printing a
>> document via Open Office, where each '1' is displayed on the screen, a
>> 'p' is printed in the printed version of the document.
> No idea about that one.

That part did not get fixed by rebooting - it is WYSINWYG

>> Is the last set of updates, wonky, or, has some sort of virus, struck?
> Very unlikely.

Maybe it all just decided to pull a sickie.

Bret Busby
West Australia

"So once you do know what the question actually is,
 you'll know what the answer means."
- Deep Thought,
 Chapter 28 of Book 1 of
 "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:
 A Trilogy In Four Parts",
 written by Douglas Adams,
 published by Pan Books, 1992


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