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Old 11-04-2010, 09:52 AM   #1
the_rock_yy
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Gnome has no response to any operation...


Dear all,

I got this problem several days ago, still cannot find a solution.

I run SUSE on my machine for a year, but I'm really a newbie on Linux. In the system monitor it states:
SUSE LINUX
Release 11.2
Kernel Linux 2.6.31.5 -0.1 -desktop
GNOME 2.28.0
Last week when I rebooted my machine, I suddenly found my machine had no response to any click or typing. When the cursor move to any icons, they can be highlighted, but when I click them, no response at all. The weird thing is almost every time after I reboot the computer, it can work for a few minutes, then stop working. But if I press Ctrl+Alt+Backspace, it can be log out.

I think there must be something wrong with my GNOME, 'cause everything seems working fine when I login IceWM. I googled this, some people suggested may be recover the .config file in my home directory. But I don't have this file in my home directory. I'm totally lost now...

Someone has idea about this?

Many thanks!!!!

Yang

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Old 11-04-2010, 11:14 AM   #2
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Hi there,
A couple of things that may help - create a new user and back up all the necessary data. This would resolve the issue.
Second, yes there is a directory .config that will have all configuration details. Backup the .config directory and then delete the orignal one. Go back to console and type startx and the directory will be regenerated.

Hope this helps.
 
Old 11-04-2010, 11:20 AM   #3
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Hi there,
A couple of things that may help - create a new user and back up all the necessary data. This would resolve the issue.
Second, yes there is a directory .config that will have all configuration details. Backup the .config directory and then delete the orignal one. Go back to console and type startx and the directory will be regenerated.

Hope this helps.
 
Old 11-04-2010, 12:31 PM   #4
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recover the .config file in my home directory. But I don't have this file in my home directory.
Yang, you may be missing the fact that neither ls nor most file managers (nautilus, for instance) by default display files whose name begins with ".". Files with such names (including .config) are hidden files. To display them with ls, use the -a option; to display them with nautilus, use (I think) control-h in the nautilus window. For details, see the ls man page or the nautilus documentation.

Last edited by ordinary; 11-04-2010 at 12:39 PM. Reason: typo
 
Old 11-12-2010, 05:56 AM   #5
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Yang, you may be missing the fact that neither ls nor most file managers (nautilus, for instance) by default display files whose name begins with ".". Files with such names (including .config) are hidden files. To display them with ls, use the -a option; to display them with nautilus, use (I think) control-h in the nautilus window. For details, see the ls man page or the nautilus documentation.
Yeah, I found them finally. But to solve this problem, I remove all files in my home directory and then recreate them again. Now it works well.
Thanks for your reply!

Yang
 
  


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