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Old 07-28-2008, 01:19 AM   #1
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Unhappy Gnome problem


Dear all,
i think my gnome is corrupted or something else, because when i log in, all my desktop icon and folders lost till i always have to type "nautilus" in terminal . i thought ive fixed the problem by typing that command but unfortunately,the problem still arise when the next boot up or restart. Can any one help me out? ThankYou.
 
Old 07-28-2008, 02:23 AM   #2
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backup your ~/.gnome* folders when logged out (of X), remove the orig. ones and log in to start with a fresh gnomeDE. However, you'll loose your current config this way. If you don't want that, search your ~/.gnome* and just remove/backup the faulty ones.

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Old 07-28-2008, 07:54 AM   #3
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backup your ~/.gnome* folders when logged out (of X), remove the orig. ones and log in to start with a fresh gnomeDE. However, you'll loose your current config this way. If you don't want that, search your ~/.gnome* and just remove/backup the faulty ones.

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Hi Mritch,
Thanks for the reply, may i ask you more detail? coz theres something i dont really get what you mean. Do you mean completely delete the whole folder - /.gnome? how abt /.gnome2? do i need to delete it too? Do i need to make a fresh folder or all i need to do is del the folder and reboot and log in? Thank You.
 
Old 07-28-2008, 10:47 AM   #4
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jepp, remove (but backup in case you loose something..) the ~/.gnome* directorie_s_ in your home. Let's check that out. These files will be regenerated with systemwide defaults.

Again: your gnomeDE settings will be gone. Most (well written) other apps keep their dot-files in your homedir's dot-files directly.
Actually the error might be just with one configuration file, likely ~/.gnome-2/something. However, it takes some steps to figure out which of them is borken.

BTW no reboot. logout,do,login.
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Old 07-28-2008, 10:12 PM   #5
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jepp, remove (but backup in case you loose something..) the ~/.gnome* directorie_s_ in your home. Let's check that out. These files will be regenerated with systemwide defaults.

Again: your gnomeDE settings will be gone. Most (well written) other apps keep their dot-files in your homedir's dot-files directly.
Actually the error might be just with one configuration file, likely ~/.gnome-2/something. However, it takes some steps to figure out which of them is borken.

BTW no reboot. logout,do,login.
sl, ritch
Hi Mritch,
Thank you for the tips ! I'll try that.Thanks alot.
 
Old 07-28-2008, 10:38 PM   #6
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hello mritch,
just to let you know that, no joy =(. but i can provide one more info for you that is as you know, in my GUI desktop, theres nothing appear..but when i try to type nautilus in the terminal, all my folder, icon appear again . i always have to do this whenever i login...it seems like my nautilus file corrupted?
 
Old 07-29-2008, 08:27 AM   #7
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oh, I just spotted a ~/.nautilus folder, so better remove this one.. instead of the .gnome* - I'm running fluxbox here, so I just checked on a gnome installation.

As nautilus works, but doesn't get started automagic it schould be enough to add it to your startup session. Menu 'system' -> 'properties' -> 'session'. second tab. IMHO remmoval of the gnome configuration schould have fixed that, though.

Any errors in your ~/.xsession-errors or on the terminal when you fire up nautilus?

sl, ritch
 
  


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