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Old 06-16-2003, 01:55 PM   #1
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Angry Is Gnome really that bad?


Hi!!!

This is not the first time I'm having problems with Gnome. In fact, this have been happenning since I've used Gnome with Redhat 7.3. Sometimes, some of my desktops icons (specially the win shortcuts, cd roms and home icon) become unusable. I can click on them and nothing happens.
I'm not doing anything with nautilus or changing any configuration, simply, sometimes it stops working...
Now I'm using Redhat 9.0 and still getting the same problem...

The solution is always go deleting /.gnome directory, but that's a lot of work after.
Question... is anyone having this problem with Gnome or I'm alone here? . Another question, has anyone ever had problems of this sort with KDE? I don't use KDE myself, been playing for a long while with Gnome and I really am tired of it and it's small bugs...

Thanks in advance
 
Old 06-16-2003, 02:13 PM   #2
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Odd

Well, I've managed to fix it.. I've right clicked with mouse right button, choose to "Open with" and typed Nautilus at it...

The question is, why this happens randomly :S.

Well thanks anyway for your attention
 
Old 06-16-2003, 02:17 PM   #3
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Hummm, could it be happening after some sort of crash? Or bad shutdown (ie: the drive runs that system check on reboot?)

Maybe the symlinks get broken then...

just a shot.
 
Old 06-16-2003, 03:57 PM   #4
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this is a pointless post and really has now answer, but what is the deal with Gnome vs. Kde? Im pretty new to linux, but I dont really see what makes one better than the other.
 
Old 06-16-2003, 04:01 PM   #5
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@tcaptain

You are right, it has crashed last night and that may have caused it Thanks.

@mipia

If this is a pointless post, simply don't post at it. I've asked for help, not for a Gnome Vs Kde... If you have nothing positive or helpful to say, just shut the ****. We don't have or need people of that kind here who flames instead of help, so keep it down, thanks. And yes, we can see you are very new to linux, no need to say that, and very new to a descent mature forum too comming at my thread like that....
 
Old 06-16-2003, 04:11 PM   #6
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KDE too

I had a similar problem with KDE panel applets after a disk hardware error. I eventually solved the problem by deleting all of the flakey applets, logging out of root (only root had the problem), logging in again and recreating the panel applets. This apparently straightened out whatever was corrupt in .kde without having to delete all of .kde.
 
Old 06-16-2003, 04:15 PM   #7
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thanks jailbait

That's exactly what I was curious about. Yesterday I've got a kernel panic trying to burn a CD and that happened. With Redhat 7.3 sometimes was even worse, like all desktops icons dissapearing or things like that.

Thanks for the info though . In the case then, I will stick with Gnome if KDE won't be a solution for this little problem . I might be the only one who from time to time crashes enterely a Linux system .
 
Old 06-16-2003, 05:02 PM   #8
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I want starting a flame... simply asking what the differences where between the two besides how they look.
Its replies like that form Megaman X that keep some of us from believing that there is a linux community.
 
Old 06-16-2003, 05:06 PM   #9
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sorry for being so bitter. I was just stating that I thought MY post was pointless because I was asking a very general question.
guess I need to watch how I word things LOL

sorry
 
Old 06-16-2003, 05:56 PM   #10
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@mipia

Man, I also want to apologize. I was quite rude and clearly we both were not having a good day (at least i did not..lol). Anyway, I want to say sorry too and hope we can get along with this... You know, after all it's a forum and little fights like this happens, but the important is to get along, we are all at the same side (Linux) and that's the good thing in a community.
I'm used to be in a good mod, but it was not today .

I also would like to welcome you to the forum and hope you enjoy your stay here. Once again, sorry for being unkind. Perhaps it's not you that have to watch your words, but me reading it correctly... lol

Once again

Sorry...
 
Old 06-16-2003, 06:08 PM   #11
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And it was just getting good. The windows forums were hotter than this. LOL
 
Old 06-16-2003, 06:36 PM   #12
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yeah The level in Windows forums is very low, at the least in the forums I've been. You see, if you read mipia's post, he really was asking the difference between Gnome and KDE... I really was rude and stupid in not understand his question right away.
Anyway, the differences between Gnome and KDE are minimals. This is due, in the case you are using a pretty new distro, as Redhat 9.0 or Mandrake 9.1, an unification of themes for those WM. For exemple, Redhat and it's bluecurve made they look pretty much the same, and so did Mandrake with their Galaxy theme...

Hope I was clear and not rude again
 
Old 06-16-2003, 06:44 PM   #13
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Next time use all capitals like i use too you get alot of F*** you's back.
 
Old 06-16-2003, 09:46 PM   #14
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I do not use GNOME because it lacks even a simple function like "Keep on Top" in its windows menu.....Sorry but you need to be more user friendly. For me, KDE is the way to go

Hope that helps...
 
Old 06-16-2003, 10:45 PM   #15
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GNOME is a simple windows manager. No sound support or effects. Not many programs are compatible when you want to view something in full screen. Its like an old MAC OS like menu system. Very blah.

KDE is like Windows. You can change the style of windows, color, text, enable animation for menus, sound effects and many other things.

When programs crash, they may be in memory. At the console type ps ax. This will list every program that is running. Find the program and at the console type kill -9 PID#. Then run the program. It should work. Never log in as root. Always log in as a user.

The above windows managers are very heavy on computer resources. Its not recommended to run either of them on an obsolete computer with not much RAM. However, there are others to choose from.
 
  


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