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Old 10-03-2004, 06:38 PM   #1
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Unhappy I am having issues with user accounts, and gnome desktop.

everyone. I am having issues with my user accounts and Fedora Core 2. It seems that everytime I log into a user account I get a desktop with blank icons and black background and ugly non-RedHat icons as well as a error message stating a issue with XKB. This is a fresh install and I have removed and added users and cleaned out my /tmp directory but it has not worked. Root is fine but any user account I create is treated to the ugly black background, blank icon and XKB issue upon first log in. Anyone ever have this problem before and if so do you know how to solve it ?? Below is a picture of what I am talking about.
Old 10-03-2004, 06:54 PM   #2
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Those ugly non-rehat icons, are actually GNOME's default icon's. Besides that, i can't tell you much more. Sorry, i am new to Nix.
Old 10-03-2004, 09:28 PM   #3
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I'd guess that if root works and user accounts don't you have a file permission problem.

1. Make sure your home folders have read and write access
2. Also make sure the user accounts can read most of /usr and other essential folders.
Old 10-04-2004, 02:29 PM   #4
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if you root profile works good and the others dont, xport your profile to the .bash_profile
Old 10-04-2004, 05:12 PM   #5
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I experienced the same problem after making a fresh install of GNOME 2.8. I searched through a lot of threads on this forum and although it's a common problem, no one really gave me an answer, so I had to reinstall.


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