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I seem to have royally messed up GNOME. First I ran into a problem that looked to be a bug related to the vertical placement of the Gnome-panel. Now Start Here doesn't work and I can't access applications or control icons via a mozilla window.
If I click through all the gnome errors when logging in, I have a semifuntional desktop. If I bypass the Start here icon and right click to open a new window, then use go to drop down to start-here:/// I get the icons but I also get errors that mozilla can't access anything.
Should I reinstall Gnome?
Does it matter if I am running an older version of RH Linux and install a newer Gnome? I can't seem to locate the CDs from when this system was built 2-3 years ago. It is running RH 8 but v 2.4-18.
I started all of this by trying to get the system mounted on a XP-pro system--finally got samba configured properly but apparently don't have permissions set right because I can't write files -- it says 0 disk space (available to the user via samba).
if gnome al goes tits up as a normal user, then it'ds nothing to do with the gnome installation itself. A normal user can not meddle with it, and as such reinstalling it will be of no use. Instead I would suggest deleting or renaming the settings on your home directory ~/.gnome2 i think (i normally rename everything starting with ".gnome" to ".oldgnome" or something. next time you load gnome, you'll have the dfault settings back again.