Originally Posted by LinuxHuh?
No dice, I didn't have time to mess with it so I just re-installed....
Patience is a virtue, virtue is a grace ...
When you say you got an XTerm session, do you mean that when you logged in at the graphical login screen it gave you just an XTerm instead of Gnome? Or do you mean that you just had a non-gui terminal?
If it was the first, then you probably could have clicked the "Sessions" menu on the login scree, and selected Gnome.
You almost never have to reinstall Linux, and you learn a lot more by fixing the problem than just reinstalling. In many cases, the problem will reassert iteslf after you reinstall because you will make the same mistake again. Also, reinstalling can take a lot longer than using your brain and fixing the problem...