Gnome startup fails (used to work)
I installed Mandrake Linux 8.1 a few weeks ago. Got the nvidia drivers, ximian desktop, webmin, samba, and VMWare 3 all installed and working wonderfully. I boot into a command line (this is nice because when X crashes, it kicks me back to command line instead of "freezing" the machine.
Well, a day ago X starts crashing during the startup process (logged in as a user). That is, when I "startx," the NVidia logo displays, the gnome startup begins to display, then poof!, back to command line. When I log in as root, I don't have this problem.
The same thing manifested itself on a previous installation of ML8.1 on the same machine (Athlon 750 w/ 512MB RAM on Asus A7V m/b).
My suspicion (an admittedly naive one) is that a configuration file has been corrupted. Has anyone experienced similar problems or have any advice?