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Old 01-04-2005, 08:27 AM   #1
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Gnome interface won't appeared


During start up, my gnome gui interface won't be started. It will run until the dos login prompt. Before this it was ok. In the startup process, i noticed there's one line command like interface ppp01 ... timeout and then got some errors. Not sure is it was the error. Before this, i only configuring the network settings.Pls advise how to restore the gui interface. Thanks

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Old 01-04-2005, 08:34 AM   #2
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hi,

could do with some more info - what distro; which version of gnome; exact nature of any error messages...

in the meantime, try issuing 'startx' at the command prompt and see what happens...
 
Old 01-04-2005, 10:26 AM   #3
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Hi, its Red Hat 7.3. I'm not sure what version of Gnome. But will let you kow the exact error.

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hi,

could do with some more info - what distro; which version of gnome; exact nature of any error messages...

in the meantime, try issuing 'startx' at the command prompt and see what happens...
 
Old 01-05-2005, 03:29 AM   #4
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Hi, yes startx manage to start the interface but it still got problem. It is the network hosts name problem. I changed the host name and still got probelem. What type of hosts name should i put ? The exact error during startup is " Bring up interface ppp0 : usr/sbin/adsl-start : line 191 .... Timeout" . I have a adsl modem, should i install the modem software ?


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Hi, its Red Hat 7.3. I'm not sure what version of Gnome. But will let you kow the exact error.

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Old 01-05-2005, 06:54 AM   #5
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7.3 uses gnome 1.4. Check /etc/hosts and see if your hostname is after the loopback line like:

127.0.0.1 HOSTNAME@blah.....

that should satisfy gnome
 
Old 01-05-2005, 07:18 AM   #6
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Hi J,
in the hosts, it has 127.0.0.1 localhosts@localdomain, so i change back my host name in network to localhosts. Is this necessary if everytime i change a new host name ?

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7.3 uses gnome 1.4. Check /etc/hosts and see if your hostname is after the loopback line like:

127.0.0.1 HOSTNAME@blah.....

that should satisfy gnome
 
Old 01-05-2005, 07:26 AM   #7
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change localhost@localdomain to your hostname & domainname for example if your hostname is joe and domain name is linux.com that line should look like this:

127.0.0.1 joe@linux.com joe

as far as changing it everytime it would depend on the software you are using. I know gnome-1.4 wants this but other desktops/window managers won't. so for gnome 1.4 it will probably have to be changed if your hostname changes.
 
Old 01-05-2005, 10:19 AM   #8
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HI J, if i have multiple ip in my system , do i have to add all of them ? what if different ip ?

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change localhost@localdomain to your hostname & domainname for example if your hostname is joe and domain name is linux.com that line should look like this:

127.0.0.1 joe@linux.com joe

as far as changing it everytime it would depend on the software you are using. I know gnome-1.4 wants this but other desktops/window managers won't. so for gnome 1.4 it will probably have to be changed if your hostname changes.
 
Old 01-05-2005, 03:30 PM   #9
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hmmm..

dunno. sorry I've never had a multiple ip system so I have never gone through the setup of the config files.

I'd say try it without adding all of them first.
 
  


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