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Old 12-14-2010, 06:54 PM   #1
sun_earth
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Angry Laptop ran out of battery; GNOME royally messed up


Hello, all.

I'm running Debian ("Lenny", I believe) on an old Mac iBook PPC G3. the battery ran out in the middle of playing some music through Audacious player, and now when I log in, I get:

The panel encountered a problem while loading "OAFIID:GNOME_ShowDesktopApplet".

The panel encountered a problem while loading "OAFIID:GNOME_WindowMenuApplet".

The panel encountered a problem while loading "OAFIID:GNOME_NotificationAreaApplet".

The panel encountered a problem while loading "OAFIID:GNOME_WindowListApplet".

The panel encountered a problem while loading "OAFIID:GNOME_ClockApplet".

The panel encountered a problem while loading "OAFIID:GNOME_WorkspaceSwitcherApplet".

"Nautilus can't be used now, due to an unexpecter error from Bonobo when attempting to locate the facatory."

The obvious result being that I get no clock, (although the computer tells me it's set to some date in 1906, and asks me if I want to change it), no notification area, and my desktop won't show up.

Opening and closing all programs works just fine, the only problem is GNOME itself, (and Nautilus, which I'm a little less worried about right now.

Is there any way to fix or do a fresh install of GNOME without reinstalling the whole OS? Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
SunEarth
 
Old 12-14-2010, 08:47 PM   #2
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What file system is your hard drive using? Have you tried the fsck command on it?

HTH
Dave
 
Old 12-14-2010, 11:09 PM   #3
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Knoppix may be able to help.

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