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Old 11-07-2005, 12:25 PM   #1
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Exclamation GNOME freezes when loading metacity


GNOME on Slackware 10.0 freezes when loading metacity and it does it every time (with GDM and with startx). The safe-mode works fine... a little slow in loading though. Any ideas on how to fix this?
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Old 11-08-2005, 10:24 PM   #2
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use KDE. it is much better. I used to be a GNOME lover but when i tried KDE I found it was faster and it had much cooler apps plus you can run all of your old GNOME stuff.
 
Old 11-08-2005, 11:09 PM   #3
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What I do when Gnome acts up:

1) Create a new user. See if the problem exists for that user

If everything is OK for the new user, you most likely have a bad configuration file in ~/

2) Delete EVERYTHING in /tmp and reboot.

Sometimes, this works. Never bothered to figure out why.
 
Old 11-09-2005, 11:22 AM   #4
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Aha! I got it just 2 minutes ago! I typed rm -r /home/myusername/.gnome* and it worked!

I don't like KDE. It feels.. two Windowsy for my taste.

Next time this happens I'll try your technique, shilo.
Thanks.
 
Old 11-09-2005, 03:18 PM   #5
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you could replace metacity with openbox. Install it and run it in your session by using the sessions manager thing under 'preferences'.

put: /usr/bin/openbox --replace

in additional startup programs. Openbox is a bit nippier than metacity. Install obconf to change WM config (installs under applications>>other in the Gnome menu).
 
Old 11-09-2005, 03:59 PM   #6
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What are the advantages to using openbox?
 
Old 11-10-2005, 04:24 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by CPUFreak91
What are the advantages to using openbox?
Other than OB being a bit lighter, I couldn't say. Apps load a bit faster, and I don't have to resort to a lighter desktop or WM solution. If I did it might mean moving away from the Gnome set-up I have spent ages getting 'just right'!
 
  


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