I need help trying to figure out why my GUI login screen now only displays graphics and no text at all. I've obviously changed or installed something I shouldnt' have, I just cant figure out what I did...I've hunted around for a day and a half with no luck.
When I type in the user name in the login box, it shows no text. Even though I cannot see any text when I type, I can log in as root successfully into gnome or kde. Once logged in as root, everything functions normally.
However, if I try to log in as myself the GUI only shows icons that look like notepads, on a black screen with no text and I cant exit. I've tried going to the login screen setup but selecting alernate login screens do nothing. I've deleted and recreated my account. I've looked at the X11 config files for xdm and gdm and they appear to me to be OK.
Im running Fedora Core 1. Recently I went through the CIS security benchmarks and installed the latest updates.
The only other thing I did was change my personal UID number and changed the games group number to something different because I was testing out mounting an NFS file system from my solaris server. The group number on the sun box for the directory I wanted to mount was using the games group number. (btw..I was successful in mounting the file system). I cant imagine any of this would have any effect on the GUI, but I can imagine something I did to try to secure might have. I just cant figure out what I did to screw it up.
Im relatively new to the linux world, and Im using this system to test out and learn.
Has anyone else ever had this problem. What other information could I give that might help to figure out what is goign on.