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Old 08-25-2008, 03:15 PM   #1
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Desktop doesn't respond, nor do any of the gnome apps in fedora


I'm running fedora 9. I think i might have corrupted the desktop environment, any idea what could be done?
 
Old 08-25-2008, 03:49 PM   #2
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i tried resetting gnome by removing the .gnome folder. still the problem persists
 
Old 08-25-2008, 04:28 PM   #3
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What did you do that makes you think you corrupted them?
Symptoms?

The gnome folder is ~/.gnome2
Also there is the ~/.gconf directory which could be a cause.
 
Old 08-26-2008, 03:26 AM   #4
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I was working on netsurf (the browser) and while it was still running i did a rm -fr on the folder from which it was loaded. Are there any chances that might cause any problem, AFAIK, netsurf isn't a gnome application.

Apart from this I dont know what could have caused the desktop to freeze.

EDIT: non gnome applications(like firefox) run without any problems.
 
Old 08-26-2008, 04:27 AM   #5
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EDIT: non gnome applications(like firefox) run without any problems.
If you are not working as root all the time
and
if you where in your HOME directory (as you normally are when you open a terminal/command-line)
then
you would have damaged things inside your HOME directory.

If you where "root"
and
if you where in some system direcrory - you damaged this one instead.

Was the command: rm -fr ./*
?
The one you posted is only a part and will not do anything as it is.

You should be able to get a clean state by:
- logging out of Gnome
- go to a console (CTRL+ALT+F2)
- log in there and remove the ./.gnome2 ./.gconf and ./.metacity directories
- go back (ALT+F7) and log in

all the missing and possibly corrupted configuration directories will be recreated
 
  


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