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Old 02-18-2005, 10:16 AM   #1
andyroo1234
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problem with gnome


Hello, i am new to Linux and have a problem

When i installed linux a while back it installed fine. When i was using office org the computer froze on me which forced me to reset. After this i cannot get a desktop appearing. It loads the Fedora Core 3 screen as if it is going to load the desktop but stays on it and does nothing. I was trying to sort it yesterday and before i gave up i accidentally presed a button and it loaded. Therefore i have looked at ways to change the display settings by using ctrl+alt+f1 and going into a termianl program there ever since then i cannot get it back on!

If anyone has an answer then that would be great as i havent got a clue whats goin on!

Thanks

Andy

p.s Up with Linux down with windows!!!
 
Old 02-18-2005, 11:01 AM   #2
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Do you get to the graphical login screen? If you can, then thats fine and the problem is with the GNOME desktop itself. Login via a console and try backing up you .gtkrc, .gnome and .gnome2 files, then delete them and try to login again.
 
Old 02-20-2005, 06:07 PM   #3
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gnome problem

hello again! i tried what you said and i had no luck! it seems that the desktop just hangs when i press enter! how about if i reformat it? ive been told that might be the best way to sort the problem out!
 
Old 02-20-2005, 10:46 PM   #4
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You are right, a clean installation will probably sort it out for you coz things may have been messed up when you had to reset your computer.
 
Old 02-20-2005, 11:04 PM   #5
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Are you using ext2 as your filesystem? If so, consider this your lesson learned and use ext3 in future
 
  


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