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Old 02-13-2007, 01:54 PM   #1
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Was Using Gnome, now I think XFCE, want Gnome Back


Hi,

I am running redhat FC6 x86_64. I just reinstalled the system. It was working fine, but I had trouble getting the sound to work. I remember that formerly I needed to turn this on somewhere. I was looking around for it and exploring various settings for various things and ended up changing something that required a reboot. After the reboot, I did not get the Gnome desktop. I think it is XFCE. How do I get the Gnome desktop back. Thanks for your help.

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Old 02-13-2007, 01:58 PM   #2
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Logout of XFCE and in the login manager select GNOME as the session you would like to run.
 
Old 02-13-2007, 02:25 PM   #3
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Thanks for your response. Gnome doesn't show up as a session option. The only options are
Last Session
1. Default System Session
Failsafe Terminal
 
Old 02-13-2007, 06:17 PM   #4
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Can someone help me with this? When I login, I get an xclock in the upper right, a terminal window, and firefox. If I left click on the desktop I get a menu with the heading "Twm." The only options are "Iconify," "Resize," "Move," "Raise," "Lower," "Focus," "Unfocus," "Show Iconmgr," "Hide Iconmgr," "Xterm," "Kill," "Delete," "Restart" and "Exit." There are not options to bring up other programs. I can bring up other programs from the xterm.

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Old 02-14-2007, 04:22 AM   #5
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Did you uninstall any GTK/GNOME packages? Anyway when you get to the login manager, try doing CTRL-ALT-F1 so that you access the command line, login as root and do "init 3". After that exit as root and switch to your normal user (still in the command line). Do the following
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$echo "exec gnome-session" >> ~/.xinitrc
After that run "startx". Post back any error messages you get.
 
Old 02-14-2007, 08:49 AM   #6
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When I did the init 3 I got

starting backgorund readahead: [OK]
starting irqbalance [OK]
__nary handler for windows applications already registered [OK] xend

For the last line above, I couldn't determine the characters. The screen cuts them off. After the startx command I got

AIGLX: screen 0 is not DRI capable
/home/ed/.xinitrc: line 1 exec gnome-session : not found
__eeFontPath: FPE "unix/:7100" refcount is 2, should be 1; fixing

It still doesn't work. Also, if it matters, I am running x86_64.

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Old 02-14-2007, 09:07 AM   #7
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From the results, gnome-session is not found. This means that GNOME is probably not installed. Try logging in as root and then in the command line, do
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#yum groupinstall "GNOME Desktop Environment"
 
Old 02-14-2007, 10:20 AM   #8
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Thanks for your help. It is working fine now. I said in my first message that I was trying to get the sound to work. Before that, I was trying to unistall the evolution email client. I am using thunderbird, but when I click on a email link it brought up the setup steps to evolution. I thought that I would unistall the evolution program because of this. I think I accidentally uninstalled gnome. Thanks again for your help. Have a good day.

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