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Old 09-24-2007, 09:59 AM   #1
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start panel doesnt appear after logging in fedora 7


Someone please help
My start panel doesn`t appear after logging in fedora 7
The desktop doesn`t responds neither to left or a right click.
The desktop is void of everything except the usual wallpaper of F7 which i see.
Tried to solve the problem many times using "ctrl+alt+backspace"
and logging in again but doesn`t help
 
Old 09-25-2007, 05:14 AM   #2
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Which user do you log in as?
 
Old 09-25-2007, 06:50 AM   #3
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try with root or any new user if you have same error you might need to change or upgrade your kde
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Old 09-26-2007, 02:05 AM   #4
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RE:start panel doesnt appear after logging in fedora 7

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Which user do you log in as?
When I log in as a root I get this kind of problem .
My desktop doesn`t responds and nothing appears except the background .
Also pressing alt+f2 to access run window is fruitless.
Though everything is all right with the other user and it is also good practice to log in through the other user for day to day activities
But at least the root should be up and working .
Plz help.
 
Old 09-26-2007, 03:15 AM   #5
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And your regular non-root user is OK? Generally it is inadvisable to log in as root, but FC7 does allow it. Seriously, the change that you don't need to log in to X as root is approaching 100%. Anyhow...

The first thing to check is your session type. At the log in screen, after typing root in the username box (i.e. when you are being prompted for your password), click on Options, and then Select Session. Make sure Gnome is selected and click "change session".

If the session is set to Gnome and you still get the same problem, the chances are your root user's Gnome configuration files have got messed up. Log in as your regular user and open a termainal. Switch to root within the terminal using the command:
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su -
Make sure you are in the /root directory:
Code:
cd /root
And then remove the Gnome configuration files like this:
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mkdir gnome_config_backup
mv .gnome .gnome2 .gconfd .nautilus .metacity .config .gtk* gnome_config_backup/
Exit out of the terminal, log out your regular user and try again. Note that this process will erase any Gnome settings and configuration options for any gnome application.
 
  


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