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Old 09-23-2004, 05:27 PM   #1
theplop
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Question Gnome Desktop settings


I have Slackware 10 installed, i had some problems getting gnome working right, the desktop modules didn'tload properly, but i solved the missing files for thoes. Now, i can change my background and i no longer have missing icons..

Q: every time i log out of gnome my desktop settings get erased, i get the black and white checkers for a background. i chose "save settings" when i logged out, but same old story. I want to be able to keep my desktop settings. Also, i have no icons on the desktop, so its kind of useless.

here is a screenshot:

http://landfill.bit-net.com/~extreme...Screenshot.png
as you can see, it lacks al but the very basics.


finally, after i logout, i see errors that had occored:
** (gnome-terminal:801) WARNING *: No handler for control sequence 'device-control-string' defined.


thanks!
 
Old 09-27-2004, 07:08 PM   #2
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Anyone?
 
Old 09-27-2004, 07:24 PM   #3
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Why don't you post exactly what you've done to get to the point you're at. It would make it a lot easier to know how to help. Some things you might want to include:

Did you do a full install?
Is this a problem for all users, including root?
Have you upgraded any packages or compiled your own packages for anything?
What was your previous problem and what did you do to "fix" it?
Do other Window Managers/Desktop Environments work correctly?
If you make a new user (as root: "adduser test") Does that user have the same problems?

Hopefully, we can help you out.
 
Old 09-28-2004, 09:30 AM   #4
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it looks like maybe nautilus is not starting up. what happens if you run nautilus at a terminal? Also, run cd into your home and run ls -a. Try to locate the .gnomerc (or something like that) see if you can delete it and restart. Also delete everything in /tmp. See if that works.
 
Old 09-28-2004, 05:41 PM   #5
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ok i'll start by answering the questions:

Shilo:
I did a custom install, i have very limited HD space. Gnome has always started, but with errors at the beginning. I installed:

libgnomeprint-2.6.1-i486-1.tgz
cdparanoia-IIIalpha9.8-i386-1.tgz
esound-0.2.34-i486-1.tgz
audiofile-0.2.6-i486-1.tgz

and for other features:
apmd-3.0.2-i386-1.tgz
swaret-1.6.2-noarch-1.tgz.tar

i used pkgtool to install these
there may be one or two more, i can't remember them all off my head. I got the files off the slackware 10 cd's

This is a problem root, my other user "x" has a couple errors as it starts:
1. no screensaver module (both users actually)
2. "mixer_applet2 has quit unexpectedly"
3. "Volume control died unexpectedly"

I don't know of any other window managers
New users don't fix the problem, same thing as with the "x" user

Justin_p:
nautilus runs fine from the prompt.
I deleted everything in the /tmp directory.


i use root as my primary user, its my personal laptop, and i have nothing on it to lose.
Also, another reason i don't "su" to my other user is because when i "su" all the command stop working. If i login with root and "su x" then "startx" give me an unknown comand error, this is with all programs. It also happens when i login with "x" and"su root". That is my other problem

Thanks for the help.
sorry for the slow reply.....
 
Old 09-28-2004, 05:54 PM   #6
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Just for the su thing, instead of su, use su - that will load all your enviroment values like PATH to find the excutable files
Read su's man page if you have any doubt.
 
Old 09-28-2004, 06:46 PM   #7
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You didn't say which gnome packages you installed, so I'll assume that you got them all. I see that you installed SWareT. If you have it set to use only official mirrors (no third party repos) and you enabled dependanccy checking, this may help you fix your problem.
Code:
updatedb
swaret --update
swaret --upgrade -a
swaret --dep
Run the last command until you see that all dependencies were resolved.

Those commands:
1) update your search database
2) update the list of packages for swaret
3) upgrade all of your packages
4) get the dependencies for your installed packages

You'll also want to:
Code:
find /etc -name "*.new"
To see if there are any updates that need to be made to your config files.

This will solve any of your problems that are caused by missing dependencies.
 
Old 10-01-2004, 12:51 PM   #8
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ok, i followed your instreuctions to the T, it got all the dependancies and updated the programs.
This took about 6 hours mind you....

ok, i tried


Code:
startx
and i get this error:

Failed to load module "speedo" (module does not exist,0)
Failed to load module "Keyboard" (module does not exist,0)
No input driver matching 'keyboard'
No core keyboard

Fatal server error:
failed to initialize core devices



? i don't know where to go to fix this. ?
 
Old 10-01-2004, 12:55 PM   #9
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Edit the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf and change Driver "keyboard" to Driver "kbd". That's because the new X server uses a different keyboard driver name so don't worry, just change that word and you'll be up again .

Oh, the speedo one just ignore it, it isn't anything critical.

Last edited by gbonvehi; 10-01-2004 at 01:03 PM.
 
Old 10-01-2004, 01:02 PM   #10
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This sounds like an xorg error, check the /var/log/Xorg.0.log and post any warnings or errors.
Also, post your keyboard and other sections of your /etc/X11/xorg.conf that you are not sure about.
 
Old 10-01-2004, 02:34 PM   #11
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install esound and your problems are gone
 
Old 10-14-2004, 04:29 PM   #12
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i edited etc/X11/xorg.conf
and all is well, everything works fine with the exception of GEdit. it starts up and promply closes again.

Its not a big deal,
thanks for the help
 
Old 10-14-2004, 04:40 PM   #13
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open up a terminal and type:

Code:
gedit
Post the output. Should be easy enough to fix.
 
Old 10-28-2004, 04:44 PM   #14
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#gedit

gedit: symbol lookup error: gedit: undefined symbol: eel_input_even_box_new



thats the error i get.
 
  


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