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Old 11-22-2008, 12:53 AM   #1
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gnome gdm login problems


i forget to restart the gdm process before i rebooted due to it taking up the majority of my cpu. So now im stuck looking at my desktop. I did manage to gain access ctrl+alt+F6 i think it was and reinstalled gnome-desktop. Thinking it would solve the problem.

etc/gdm/custom.conf still shows up blank
 
Old 11-22-2008, 03:40 AM   #2
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what linux distro are you using
Fedora
Ubuntu
Slackware
Mint
Some other ????
 
Old 11-22-2008, 01:31 PM   #3
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im on a fresh install of fedora 9
google isnt coming up with much
 
Old 11-22-2008, 02:17 PM   #4
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i forget to restart the gdm process before i rebooted
you don't need to restart x to reboot????
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So now im stuck looking at my desktop. I did manage to gain access ctrl+alt+F6 i think it was and reinstalled gnome-desktop.
your gnome desktop works so you reinstalled it ???
Code:
yum groupremove " GNOME Desktop Environment"
yum groupinstall " GNOME Desktop Environment"
why
so WHAT is wrong?
 
Old 11-22-2008, 11:07 PM   #5
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everything loads just fine but where the login prompt is suppose to be. Nuthing shows up but the desktop background and a blank panel
 
Old 11-22-2008, 11:47 PM   #6
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Nuthing shows up but the desktop background and a blank panel
I think you mean the BOOT background image ? and by blank panel do you mean a white or gray rectangle with nothing on it ?

by chance do you have a ATI 3d card or a pseudo-3d ati built in chip-set
is your system a laptop with ANY pseudo-3d built in chip-set( like a "sis" chip-set )
 
Old 11-23-2008, 10:06 PM   #7
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no its the desktop panel of gnome.

poweron > kernel and modules load > boot splash loads > gets to login part and all thats is a desktop and a mouse cursor its like the login panel is invisble

its a dell poweredge 2500
ati rage

to me it looks like i have to go in and edit the gdm configs by hand for it to work again
 
Old 11-23-2008, 11:55 PM   #8
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well if you are on the desktop then YOU ALREADY logged in
that is the boot splash .
WHAT version of Linux are you using
Fedora
Ubuntu
Slackware
WHAT is it ???

some destros like fedora 9 just got support for the NEW xorg/X11 from ATI
not all ATI cards are supported so if you are on fedora 9 you might need to downgrade xorg/X11 to the fedora 8 one.
 
  


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