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Old 03-03-2007, 06:48 PM   #1
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I just installed gnome from sources and when I setup xinitrc to start it, all I get is a blank screen with an X mouse cursor.

Any ideas why this is happening and how I can fix it?

Old 03-07-2007, 01:49 PM   #2
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I think you should give the display argument eg. 'gnome-session --display :0.0'

you may first want to set up your session
do the following

'xterm -display :0.0'

switch to it

'nohup gnome-session &'
'nohup metacity &'
'nohup gnome-panel &'
'nohup nautilus &'

and then save your preferences by opening within 'gnome-session-preferences'


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