Originally Posted by tmbigrigg
I am having a problem with Ubuntu 8.04... I am unable to boot in to Gnome, I just get a black screen. If I boot into KDE the desktop loads fine. If I load my wifes profile I can boot into Gnome. I think I screwed something up with resolution/display settings.
Can I copy the resolution display settings from my wifes Gnome profile to my profile?
The "cleanest" way to fix this is to move the whole .gnome2 directory to say .gnome2-sav, by getting a command prompt login (CTRL-ALT-F1)before you login to the gnome desktop, and then type the command
mv .gnome2 .gnome2-sav
in your home directory at the command prompt. This will "remove" all gnome desktop settings.
Logout and then log back in to the gnome desktop (CTRL-ALT-F7) and gnome will be set up to the default.
If you find that everything stuffs up, you can always reverse the above procedure.
Another method is to create a new user and use that to login and move all your stuff (docos etc) to that new user (too much like hard work)