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Old 09-24-2007, 01:08 PM   #1
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plz help my desktop isn`t responding


after logging in through root nothing appears except the desktop background
Neither the start panel appears nor the desktop responds to the click of mouse.Only the mouse cursor moves and nothing else happens .
somebody plz help
thanx in advance
 
Old 09-24-2007, 01:15 PM   #2
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What happens if you log in with your non-root user?

Generally speaking, it is not a good idea to log in and use your root user for day-to-day activities, and as such it may be that your machine is configured such that the root login opens only a terminal and no desktop environment. Does a terminal window open? What distro are you using? How do you log in - via a graphical login screen or at the text mode login prompt?
 
Old 09-24-2007, 01:56 PM   #3
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RE:my desktop isn`t responding

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What happens if you log in with your non-root user?

Generally speaking, it is not a good idea to log in and use your root user for day-to-day activities, and as such it may be that your machine is configured such that the root login opens only a terminal and no desktop environment. Does a terminal window open? What distro are you using? How do you log in - via a graphical login screen or at the text mode login prompt?
sorry for providing incomplete information
my distro is fedora 7 and i login via a graphical login screen
Also i am able to login through a non root user.
Plz suggest how to get back my panel when i login as a root .
I am missing it a lot.
 
Old 09-24-2007, 02:15 PM   #4
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Did it used to work then?

I've not got a fedora box handy, so I can't have a look at the settings. What does the session setting say at the login screen?
 
Old 09-24-2007, 04:34 PM   #5
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sorry for providing incomplete information
my distro is fedora 7 and i login via a graphical login screen
Also i am able to login through a non root user.
Plz suggest how to get back my panel when i login as a root .
I am missing it a lot.
Logging in at root is A BAD IDEA!!! Simply put don't do it, it exposes your system to potential attack. What is it exactly that you want to do when you are root? If you do need to run any programme as root, then do it from inside a terminal as your normal user by invoking su -
 
Old 09-24-2007, 06:41 PM   #6
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try to run the xorgconfig command through terminal with your root account and make the appropriate selections!
 
Old 09-26-2007, 02:15 AM   #7
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RE:my desktop isn`t responding

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Did it used to work then?

I've not got a fedora box handy, so I can't have a look at the settings. What does the session setting say at the login screen?
yes it used to work before.
But suddenly started creating problems and simply went blank.
and now my desktop is now completely dormant and responds to nothing
except the mouse movement.
Not even the mouse click or alt+f2 to open the run terminal
 
Old 09-26-2007, 05:22 AM   #8
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it used to work before, what have you done before the problem happened
 
Old 09-26-2007, 06:11 AM   #9
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Why am I having this conversation in 2 threads? Please continue in the other one!

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...97#post2903997
 
  


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