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Old 08-24-2006, 10:57 AM   #1
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No Desktop!?!?!?!?!?!?!??!


i have gentoo linux...
but something is wrong with my desktop. After logging in, everything works fine but the desktop does not show anything and i am not sure how to set it up.
it also says there was an error with starting Gnome Setting Daemons and that it will start it next time.
ANy help?
 
Old 08-24-2006, 12:00 PM   #2
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We need more information. What distribution are you using? What is in your X log file (usually something like /var/log/xorg.log)?
 
Old 08-24-2006, 12:24 PM   #3
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What happened prior to this? I'm assuming you had a working system, and then you started having problems? Or is this your initial install and you've never had it working prior to this?

You could try creating another user and logging in to see if that default desktop works OK. If that works, then it's the personalized Gnome config files in your login account that have the issue rather than a General Gnome system issue.

The other cause is that something went wrong with your Gnome installation. As a last resort you could emerge Gnome again to see if that fixes it.
 
Old 08-24-2006, 01:36 PM   #4
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i dont seem to have an xorg.log file...what is in it...is it the same as xorg.conf file?
This is what the error says:

There was an error starting the GNOME Settings Daemon.

Some things, such as themes, sounds, or background settings may not work correctly.

The Settings Daemon restarted too many times.

The last error message was:

There was an unknown activation error.

GNOME will still try to restart the Settings Daemon next time you log in.
 
Old 08-24-2006, 01:43 PM   #5
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this is my first install...and also even as root(which i should not be logged into) is having the same problem...so maybe it is a gnome problem...but i'd really rather not re-install gnome simply coz it takes 3 lifetimes!!
 
Old 08-24-2006, 06:26 PM   #6
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ok when i tried to emerge or install gnome, it said:
!!! ERROR: app-misc/beagle-0.2.7 failed.
Call stack:
ebuild.sh, line 1555: Called dyn_setup
ebuild.sh, line 668: Called pkg_setup
beagle-0.2.7.ebuild, line 68: Called die

!!! Mono USE flag must be enabled in dev-libs/gmime
!!! If you need support, post the topmost build error, and the call stack if relevant.

so maybe thats the problem.. but the thing is I dont know where to find this dev-libs/gmime...using locate listed portage files...
not really sure if i should tamper with that...
advice will be appreciated..for now...its time to sleep!
 
Old 08-24-2006, 06:45 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by flipwhy
i dont seem to have an xorg.log file...what is in it...is it the same as xorg.conf file?
This is what the error says:
your Xorg log file should be at:
/var/log/Xorg.0.log
 
Old 08-25-2006, 02:33 AM   #8
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This is part of what the log file says...i ran mkfontdir like it says in the warning, its an empty file..do i need to install something for it?

(==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Fri Aug 25 08:17:24 2006
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
(==) ServerLayout "Simple Layout"
(**) |-->Screen "Screen 1" (0)
(**) | |-->Monitor "My Monitor"
(**) | |-->Device "nvidia"
(**) |-->Input Device "Mouse1"
(**) |-->Input Device "Keyboard1"
(WW) `fonts.dir' not found (or not valid) in "/usr/share/fonts/TTF".
Entry deleted from font path.
(Run 'mkfontdir' on "/usr/share/fonts/TTF").
(**) FontPath set to "/usr/share/fonts/misc,/usr/share/fonts/75dpi,/usr/share/fonts/100dpi,/usr/share/fonts/Type1"
(==) RgbPath set to "/usr/share/X11/rgb"
(==) ModulePath set to "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
(II) Module ABI versions:
X.Org ANSI C Emulation: 0.2
X.Org Video Driver: 0.8
X.Org XInput driver : 0.5
X.Org Server Extension : 0.2
X.Org Font Renderer : 0.4
(II) Loader running on linux
(II) LoadModule: "bitmap"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/fonts/libbitmap.so
(II) Module bitmap: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
compiled for 7.0.0, module version = 1.0.0
Module class: X.Org Font Renderer
ABI class: X.Org Font Renderer, version 0.4
(II) Loading font Bitmap
(II) LoadModule: "pcidata"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libpcidata.so
(II) Module pcidata: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
compiled for 7.0.0, module version = 1.0.0
ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 0.8
(++) using VT number 7
 
Old 08-25-2006, 08:12 AM   #9
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Are there any lines in that file with (EE) at the begining of them?
 
Old 08-26-2006, 04:43 AM   #10
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no Errors(EE) in it..
but i managed to get it to work...i decided the 3 lifetimes worth of downloading gnome might be shorter than trying to figure out what was missing so i just re-installed gnome and all is good...there mustve been a problem when i fisrt installed gnome...coz I had to install each part specifically like nautilus,beagle,desktop, gnome-session etc...

thanks anyway.
 
Old 08-27-2006, 01:30 PM   #11
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I'm glad it worked out for you. I've found the same thing many times, that biting the bullet and re-emerging a package fixes the problem frequently.
 
Old 09-12-2006, 10:31 AM   #12
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Hi flipwhy and lenzj,

Gnome Light
Gentoo amd64

I encountered the same problem. PC booted to login page (gdm). After login Gnome started with those warnings listed on #4 on a small window. All icons, menu bar, etc. disappeared from the desktop. Only a blue screen displayed. Whether I need to re-emerge Gnome Light package? Any other packages need to be re-emerged in addition? TIA

B.R.
satimis

Last edited by satimis; 09-12-2006 at 10:34 AM.
 
Old 09-12-2006, 02:26 PM   #13
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hmmm..i dont know about blue screens...ive seen a lot of it on forums etc though...so you might wanna try google first...it might be your video driver configuration for example nvidia etc...
or else it could be a gnome problem like i had...

sorry...cant help much.
 
  


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