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Old 02-04-2014, 06:22 AM   #1
s_siouris
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Strange problem at startup with nautilus


Hi all,

I have Scientific Linux 6.4, gnome 2.28 installed, and I had no problems with it until today... I booted up the pc, and after login in, I saw lots of windows on the bottom panel openning up, but without any windows appearing on the main screen. Windows were opening up one by one like in an infinite loop, and I killed a couple of processes that were taking most of the resources and the windows stopped appearing. Now, after rebooting, if I press "Applications", the panels dissapear for half a second, and then reapera again, but I cannot see any menus under the Applications button. When I press "Places" to get nautilus working nothing happens, and only when I press "System" I can get its menu. Also, shortcuts I had on my desktop have dissapeared. I cannot remember what process I killed that was opening up windows, so do you have any suggestions what to look for? Any hints would be great.

Many thanks,
Spiros
 
Old 02-04-2014, 09:03 AM   #2
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Hi:

I am not an expert with the desktop environment or the GUI but it could be that one of these are possibly broken or somehow managed to get misconfigured.

Before shutting down do you recall, did you use one of the kill cmd's?

What DE had you been using before this occurred?

Did you just run a recent dist-upgrade?
 
Old 02-04-2014, 06:24 PM   #3
s_siouris
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I am using the GNOME 2.28.2 desktop environment. I did kill two applications eating resources, but can't remember which ones.

I found that to show the list of windows at the bottom panel, I needed to add the "window list" applet from the "add to panel". Now the widnows appear at the bottom panel, however, once that shows up, the number of windows (only on the panel) starts to increase without stopping. I did not do any updates or removed/added software etc, so I'm not sure why this happened now.

Thanks,
Spiros
 
Old 02-04-2014, 07:33 PM   #4
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I could be wrong but I think that when you killed those applications at the time there may have been so much going on that it may have affected the Gnome default settings.
Resetting your Gnome settings back to default seems practical but you should read the articles first and decide does the solution fit the problem.

I don't change anything on my system (especially my production machine) without doing research first.

Since your distribution is RH based you may want to try:
Code:
yum clean all
first before trying the links I posted.

http://linuxfud.wordpress.com/2007/0...re-installing/
http://www.ehow.com/how_6939744_rest...t-desktop.html
 
  


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