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Old 04-23-2005, 08:04 AM   #1
ethereal9
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Question freezes after login to gnome


hi

thanks for reading my thread.

my problem is that after i have entered my username and password the screen changes colour to blue (this should happen) but the graphic that shows that gnome is being loaded does not appear. Basically the system seems to hang. i can ctrl/alt/f1 and reboot.

this happens if i login to both my account and my wifes but if i login to the root account it works okay.

i recently updated everything using gyum including the kernel.

if i reboot and enter the boot menu and choose a different kernel the problem is still there.

i think that as i can login as root that there isn't too much wrong, maybe i just need to change some settings??

if anybody can give any help i will greatly appreciate it.
 
Old 04-24-2005, 11:56 AM   #2
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Check out your log files /var/log/gdm
But it is most probably an X problem..
Startup with recovery console, or whatever, and edit the /etc/X11/xorg.conf
If your using first party drivers, read the documentation
 
Old 04-24-2005, 01:52 PM   #3
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This is just an idea: I had a similar problem and found out that I could not login to Gnome because my disk was full and I could not write to '/tmp' (or some other location) - but I could still login with root.

Otherwise, can you login using some sort of 'failsafe' option? Does KDE work or is it just Gnome?
 
Old 04-24-2005, 03:22 PM   #4
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i think you are correct mjmwired

i'm not too sure how to find out exactly how much free space is left. if i check the hard drives in the hardware browser i get the sizes of the partitions but not how much space is left.

i can use the file browser and right click on the folders and click properties, a few report 0 bytes free (/bin /boot /etc /initrd /tmp /var /usr there may be others!)

the only thing i can think of is that i was using gyum to update and i think that the packages are downloaded to the hard drive.

do you know where?

i guess i can delete them to clean up some space


do you know of any other way to create some space. i don't want to delete things willy nilly

thank you both for replying
 
Old 04-24-2005, 05:22 PM   #5
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Run 'df' to see how much space is free on each partition.
Run 'du -hs directory_name' to see how much space is taken up per 'directory_name'. Run this command as root for best results. Ex:

[mirandam@charon ~]$ du -hs /home/mirandam
1.6G /home/mirandam

I do not use 'yum', but you can try looking here: '/var/cache/yum'
 
Old 04-24-2005, 11:19 PM   #6
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fxed!!!!!!!!!!!

thank you very much.

i had 1gb of files in '/var/cache/yum'

i deleted them and everything is fine.


thanks a lot
 
  


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