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I had a Red Hat 7.3 Installed on my Dell Inspiron 4000 Laptop. It worked beautifully until I did this foolish thing of upgrading it to RH 9.0.
Firstly I am not at all impressed with the KDE interface.
Secondly when I shut down the linux I get this message
Shutting down SM-CLIENT [FAILED]. Although till now I have not faced any problem with this message, but am wondering what it is.
The other major problem that I have is with my Mozilla browser. As soon as I open the browser my entire screen turns pink in color. The address bar is blue in color with black and hardly legible characters (I can hardly see what I type). Secondly The borders incuding my task bar at the bottom turns pink. (IT SEEMS BIZZARE TO ME !!!!)
I tried going into all the settings but it is of no use. I tried going into view => options try to fool around with fonts or background color but nothing seems to be doing the trick. My fonts (the default) are sans serif and the only other font that I have is serif.
The background looks white with black characters. But that does not help me.
I used to love mozilla but this thing is driving me crazy.
I made the same fatal mistake too... I too am not impressed by the new kde interface... I demand kpackage and standard mp3 support back... but anyways. Before you sprinkle lighter fluid all over your laptop and send the remains to RedHat with a menacing note (as I was tempted to do), have you tried reinstalling mozilla? What happens then? which version are you using? Also go to http://themes.mozdev.org and try to install a new theme... does the new theme undergo the same color distortions?
I tried reinstalling mozilla. But it does not seem to make any difference. It just wouldnt budge. It is very annoying. The address bar turns dark blue and I cannot see what I am typing. It sucks.
I will try your suggestion of installing a new theme.
Otherwise I will have to dump it and go back to RH 7.3