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Old 01-31-2009, 05:14 PM   #1
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Having several issues with gnome


#1 Whenever I logout instead of getting the login screen I get an error telling me the X server failed to start and gives me a bunch of diagnostic information which I don't understand. I'm using GDM and have a similar issue when using KDM.

#2 I get this error when I double-click the volume icon:

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Failed to start Volume Control: Failed to execute child process "gnome-volume-control" (No such file or directory)
#3 I can't for the life of me figure out how to stop the Computer, partitions, optical drives, and home directory icons from showing on the desktop.

I should mention that I did the minimal install of gnome which was about 50mb, so I may just be missing some packages.

Any assistance is appreciated, thanks!!
 
Old 01-31-2009, 05:52 PM   #2
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I can't help about issue #1 and #2 without more info from your end. However there's a solution for #3. At least try to give the distro and the version you are using. It'll help us to help you out.

1. Install gconf-editor using your package manager (use yum, apt-get or whatever GUI tool on your distro)
2. Launch gconf-editor
3. Go to / --> apps --> nautilus --> desktop
4. Untick the items you don't want (Eg: computer_icon_visible, home_icon_visible, volumes_visible, etc.)
5. Close gconf-editor

The above steps will remove the icons you don't need on your Desktop.
 
Old 01-31-2009, 10:50 PM   #3
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What kind of info do you need? Sorry but I don't even know where to begin. The diagnostic info I get from #1 is too much to post here and it doesn't give an option to save it anyway.

I'm using Mandriva One 2009.0 by the way.

Thanks for the help thus far.
 
Old 02-01-2009, 03:25 AM   #4
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If you made a minimal install of GNOME then you probably need to install gnome-media, which includes gnome-volume-control in it and should solve you that issue.

As for the X problems, I guess you are missing more packages but I don't have a way to help you with that. Maybe if you paste the diagnostic info somebody will know what the problem is.
 
Old 02-01-2009, 11:48 AM   #5
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Thanks for that. You're right, gnome-media was missing.

As for the last issue here is the only error shown in the diagnostics (and also found in Xorg.0.log):

Fatal server error:
Caught signal 11. Server aborting

Also at the end of the diagnostics output it gives me the option to reconfigure the X server with drakx11. If I do this and set everything where it should be then X will restart like normal. I have tried generating a xorg.conf with drakx11, deleting xorg.conf and letting autodetection take control, and generating a xorg.conf with "aticonfig --initial", and this problem occurs regardless. Both GDM and KDM fail to restart X but only after I start opening programs and start doing things. If I simply log in, do nothing, then logout, then it restarts to the login screen as it should.

I really don't think this is caused by missing packages because for one the same thing happens when using KDM(KDE was the desktop I chose for the Mandriva ISO so it's the full package) and second, the package I downloaded "task-gnome-minimal" said it contains the required dependencies to run the gnome desktop and only leaves out applications that are not vital.

Hope this is enough info.
 
Old 02-02-2009, 12:03 PM   #6
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