We recently did a Samba upgrade during which we removed some packages to bypass dependency issues during install. Unfortunately, one of these packages was part of gnome. When RedHatEL4 loads, I can log in at the prompt, but a terminal window and a cheesy clock are displayed.
So today, I ran
$ rpm -nodeps [all gnome packages on the system]
I then reinstalled all the gnome packages again, but the issue stays the same.
If I run:
...I am informed that gnome cannot be started because it is already running. I also wiped out root's user settings for gnome (.gnome, .gnome-conf, etc.) as it should re-create them when it logs in.
If somehow I missed packages when I reinstalled gnome, how would I tell? Any ideas?
Thanks so much!
- Allen Schoessler