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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.
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.
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!!
ok when i tried to emerge or install gnome, it said:
!!! ERROR: app-misc/beagle-0.2.7 failed.
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!
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
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...
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
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...