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I upgraded to RHN9 from RHN8 today and my gnome does not work anymore. it gives tons of crash messages (like panel crash etc etc..) and then just shows an empty screen.
KDE also does not work and displays the message kdeinit missing.
Do I need to reinstall both KDE and GNOME?
and if yes, how do I make sure that I have erased my earlier KDE and GNOME...
Please Please help.. I am really stuck
Is that the only way ? That would consume a lot of time for me as my data on the workstation is really big in terms of size (~ 40 GB).. But I think you are right as though painful this would be really nice for my machine.
One more thing .. I also tried to do a clean install but the installer says that there is no space left while when I check that particular hard drive, it has ample space (30-40 GB) left.
Do you have any clue regarding such a problem ?
Thanks a lot
One more question.
How do I uninstall my current GNOME and KDE before I do the clean install. Further, while doing the clean install, how can I be sure that it removed all the old programs and installed newer versions of GNOME and KDE ?
I have tow hard disks and I backed up everything on the partition called /usr2. When doing a fresh install, I instructed the installer to preserve this partition and then everything went fine except that now I can not see /usr2.
Can u please tell me what should I do now..
I am pretty sure that /usr2 is still there and somehow it does not even show in /etc/fstab..
Please help me.. It has all my work for the last three years with only little backup...
I have an old win98 pc in my loft with a network lead coming through my ceiling and into my router.
I have managed to get a couple of hard drives on the cheap and have a permanent backup machine.
Then once a week I backup all my files to this pc. Now I have 2 full copies which means that if either of them die the other is cool.
In 5 years I have never had both die at the same time. TBH I have never had a HD die on me at all (just windows).
If you can do this then you can just format your linux machine and do a fresh install. This is always the best way to do a install. Upgrades never really work properly and with clean installs you get all the new stuff without having to install them one at a time.
My nic 3c905 was listed as tested hardware, by the boot it wasnt recognized. When I used the dhclient the system locked. The installation took 30 gb of my harddrive although I used small installation. I use Amd athlon and when I installed the Amd kernel the system went unbaringly slow. When my router-firewall warned me for "outgoing cockie-flow" I installed Slackware.