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I have just recently switched to linux, and saw that you could get themes with gnome. So I installed gnome and whenever I launch it all of my files that I previously had are removed and I am logged on as the root user. With no desktop icons or anything it is almost like I am running a whole different OS called gnome. Is that supposed to happen?????????????
I am running xfce for my desktop manager, and I installed gnome with like this in terminal
:apt-get install gnome
and I launch gnome with the command
I originally log on as the regular user and when I launch gnome it switches me over to the root user
my home files and documents are missing but I still have all my applications
what distro are you running ?
i see you are using "app-get" so i am guessing it is Ubuntu ?
also if you are using xfce is your computer a old one or a "netbook" with very limited resources ?
some stats might help.
I am running ubuntu, but I am dual booting it with windows 7 and my computer is relatively old it is an ibm thinkpad and if I shouldnt use xfce what should I use and how do I change it, I am getting very frustrated with this and I am thinking about switching to the forsieght linux brand with comes with gnome pre installed but If you think you know how to fix this I would appreciate it a lot
With gnome display manager (The login screen), you can configure whether or not it will log in as root, or as the user. If you are logging in as a user, with a user name and user password, and gnome is running as root, something is fundamentally wrong. And, I don't think your files are gone. I think they're still there, they just aren't on the desktop.