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Old 11-08-2004, 10:07 AM   #1
emptystrings
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Need help fixing gnome


I'm getting this error right after logging in:

"An error occurred while loading or saving configuration information for gnome_segv. Some of your configuration settings may not work properly"

There is another window open behind it, but it does not allow me to bring it forward. I also can't click on the "OK" to close the error message window.

Before this happened, I deleted a few users from passwd using vipw and made a change to xorg.conf to try to get my scroll wheel working and then rebooted. Please help. Thanks.

Daniel.
 
Old 11-08-2004, 02:36 PM   #2
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if you edit xorg.conf there's no need to reboot, only restart X (like switch to some console terminal and killall the x-stuff you're using like gdm, kdm and so on and then re-running startx or equivalent).

you could first look through your /var/log/Xorg.0.log to see what's going wrong..if there's something. then try to create a new user and log into Gnome as him to see if that helps (is it global problem for all the users or just for the one?) and so on..
 
Old 11-09-2004, 10:25 AM   #3
s.y.crompton
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gnome desktop stop problem

Hi,

I have experienced a very similar problem today after changing a user's user id and group id. The user logged on and received exactly the same message that you saw. So I took a look at \var\log\messages and found gnome complaining about permission for tmp\gconfd_<username>. Indeed, the file permission was set to the obsolete user and obsolete group. I changed these to the new user and group ids. Problem solved and the user can log on as normal.

Hope this help.

Cheers,

Shirley
 
Old 11-09-2004, 02:37 PM   #4
emptystrings
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Thanks. I was logging on as root when it happened. I actually gave up and reinstalled Linux, so it's all clean again. But for future reference, what is the correct way to remove a user?
 
Old 11-09-2004, 04:23 PM   #5
comprookie2000
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Try man userdel,hope this helps;
 
Old 12-06-2004, 05:47 PM   #6
zoomastr
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Need help fixing gnome ( post #1)

I'm got this error right after logging in:

"An error occurred while loading or saving configuration information for gnome_segv. Some of your configuration settings may not work properly"

There is another window open behind it, but it does not allow me to bring it forward. I also can't click on the "OK" to close the error message window.

I haven't a clue what I was doing to cause this. I know I did and was using Firefox and Thunderbird.

So I uninstalled GNOME using Apt and reinstalled GNOME but it doesn't come up on the list of Desktops.

I got this error when I ran gconftool-2 -R /desktop/gnome:
Failure listing entries in `/desktop/gnome': Failed to contact configuration ser ver; some possible causes are that you need to enable TCP/IP networking for ORBi t, or you have stale NFS locks due to a system crash. See http://www.gnome.org/p rojects/gconf/ for information. (Details - 1: IOR file '/tmp/gconfd-sonia/lock/ ior' not opened successfully, no gconfd located: No such file or directory 2: IO R file '/tmp/gconfd-sonia/lock/ior' not opened successfully, no gconfd located: No such file or directory)

Thanks..from another Newbie

I tried using KDE but I didn't find it to user friendly
 
Old 12-06-2004, 08:31 PM   #7
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Look under /tmp/gconf-<yourname>/lock what do you see?
 
Old 12-10-2004, 07:05 PM   #8
zoomastr
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Smile Help fixing GNOME

Thanks for the replies but I ended up installing Fedora back on my computer and have no problems...yet I think there were 2 users in my computer at the time I lost GNOME. The other users is not allowd in my computer.

zoomastr
 
  


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