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Old 02-25-2003, 05:09 AM   #1
bandit12
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Unhappy GNOME ate my Desktop


I installed Gnome desktop on Red Hat 8 last night seemed to be OK for a while.
However I used the desktop switcher.
It went pear shaped now when I log in as root and then use startx all I get is a black screen with an X for a cursor and nothing else.
If I log in as a user I get the full GNOME desktop environment

What did I do wrong and how can I reverse this situation
What do I edit and where can it be found to resolve this issue?

Think it was the lateness of the hour the newness of the environment the strength (lack of) the coffee caused a cereberal outage
 
Old 02-26-2003, 04:28 AM   #2
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for all of you who read this thanx but it was me just being a PEBCAK just a case of RTFM
 
Old 02-27-2003, 02:46 PM   #3
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dont feel bad, it happens to the best of us
 
Old 02-27-2003, 06:51 PM   #4
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Yep and I can see that im going to make a few more yet its all part of thee learning process
 
  


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