Gnome won't start!
I'm currently setting up my new desktop for home and I've run into a problem. I installed from a Sid daily image and the install went fine. I immediately installed a "stock" K7-smp kernel and again that went fine.
My plans are to run a root/boot on RAID1 with lilo/initrd so I went through all of the steps necessary to do this using mdadm and the "missing" disk method. Things went fairly well and the RAID1 setup worked. I can boot into the RAID and everything "seems" to be fine.
Once the RAID was setup and working, I proceeded with:
apt-get x-window-system kde-core gnome-core gnome-themes gdm gdm-themes
This all seemed to go fine... I configured everything and then proceeded to install some other packages.
I then rebooted to "see" my new desktop. The reboot put me in GDM, I logged on and nada... just a blank gray screen with my mouse cursor. No "Gnome" splash screen showing the various things starting... Nothing!!!
I then tried starting KDE from GDM and at least then I get a "little" further! Here is a snipped from the .xsession log:
/etc/gdm/Xsession: Beginning session setup...
Error: Can not create directory "/tmp/kde-rscarroll".
Error: Can not create directory "/tmp/kde-rscarroll81VEHa".
Error: Can not create directory "/tmp/ksocket-rscarroll".
Error: Can not create directory "/tmp/ksocket-rscarrollxUbISa".
startkde: Starting up...
startkde: Running kpersonalizer...
DCOPSERVER: authentication setup failed.
DCOPServer self-test failed.
So I'm wondering if the problem is simply a permissions problem on /tmp? During the conversion to RAID1 I used cpio to copy to the RAID.
mount /dev/md3 /mnt/tmp
find . -xdev -print | cpio -dvpm /mnt/tmp
I did this for each partition (changing mount points and directorys of course) but I'm wondering if the conversion somehow "changed" the permissions of /tmp (and maybe other's) or if some Debian security issue is at work. The /tmp folder's permissions are "wrong" in my opinion:
drwxr-xr-x 9 root root 4096 Jul 26 07:06 tmp
Shouldn't they have read/write permissions for users?? (drwxrwxrwt or ???)
Are there other "mount points" that may have incorrect permissions due to my conversion???
Could someone at least post the output of ls -la for / so I can compare?
Thanks in advance for your insight!
Why did you apt-get kde-core and gnome-core? There is a metapackage for both kde and gnome
apt-get install gnome
apt-get install kde
See if that works...
Re: Gnome won't start!
I had installed kde-core simply because I need the libraries for some applications that I run in gnome. I installed gnome-core because there is a lot of extra stuff that comes with "gnome" that I don't need nor use. Then I just install what I need from there.
Thanks for the reply!
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