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Old 12-17-2004, 05:09 AM   #1
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Gnome Settings Daemon Crash After Current Upgrade...


...apparently there are about 15 threads starting on this topic, where after the "current" upgrade gnome loads up w/ a black background and then the gnome setting daemon restarts until it just quits w/o any reason (the log says: no reason). The only solutions posted are: Switch to a different dist.!!!! WTF kind of Slackware'rs are we?! Doesn't someone know how to stop this!?
-Galen
 
Old 12-17-2004, 08:00 AM   #2
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Re: Gnome Settings Daemon Crash After Current Upgrade...

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...apparently there are about 15 threads starting on this topic

And you felt the need to start a 16th?
 
Old 12-17-2004, 08:30 PM   #3
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Yes. heaven forbid I want to help others to use Gnome.
-Galen
 
Old 12-17-2004, 08:42 PM   #4
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Re: Gnome Settings Daemon Crash After Current Upgrade... ( post #2)

quote:Originally posted by DreameR-X
...apparently there are about 15 threads starting on this topic




And you felt the need to start a 16th?


LOL
 
Old 12-17-2004, 09:04 PM   #5
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When I have problems after an upgrade of something like Gnome, here's what I do.

1) Confirm problem exist for all users, including root
2) Delete contents of /tmp, including ".*"
3) Reboot
4) see if problem still exist for all users
5) add a new user and see if that user has the same problem.
6) start re-naming the hidden config files in user directories to see if that resolves the problem
7) Check all of your error logs

There is no clear cut answer, since many people solve their problem with one of these steps. Even if these steps don't resolve your problem, they can often give clues as to the proper resolution.
 
Old 12-17-2004, 09:07 PM   #6
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There, ya see gentlemen, how hard was that? Gracias again Shilo. Hey, do you like Dropline-Gnome? I've heard you lose control,etc. Also, how come galeon and other browsers are so dependent upon mozilla? I noticed that when i did the current upgrade my galeon stopped working unless I did export MOZILLA_FIVE_HOME=/usr/lib/mozilla-1.7.3. The bummer is, I had to do this at every restart of my computer...if there is no fix for that...how can I make the 'export' function last permanently? Thanks soo much again!

Edit: I noticed that my gnome problem ONLY existed in root.

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Old 12-18-2004, 03:50 AM   #7
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There, ya see gentlemen, how hard was that? Gracias again Shilo. Hey, do you like Dropline-Gnome? I've heard you lose control,etc. Also, how come galeon and other browsers are so dependent upon mozilla? I noticed that when i did the current upgrade my galeon stopped working unless I did export MOZILLA_FIVE_HOME=/usr/lib/mozilla-1.7.3. The bummer is, I had to do this at every restart of my computer...if there is no fix for that...how can I make the 'export' function last permanently? Thanks soo much again!

Edit: I noticed that my gnome problem ONLY existed in root.
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So did you managed to solve the problem using shilo's steps?[/color]
 
Old 12-18-2004, 05:00 AM   #8
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Sure did! and I re-installed Slack 10 for the 6th time this week, made 8 partitions this time, and I'm one happy camper (the key to the earlier problem was temp directory)
-Galen
 
Old 12-18-2004, 01:00 PM   #9
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2) Delete contents of /tmp, including ".*"
That step should be placed on the front page of the Gnome.org website.

I really don't know if it has to do with Gnome itself or some other contributing factors that are present in many distributions, but if I have a session loading problem with Gnome this is the first thing I do to try and correct the problem. I can think of a few occasions when it didn't work and the issue was elsewhere, but they are by far in the minority.
 
Old 12-18-2004, 06:01 PM   #10
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Glad you got your problem solved.

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Hey, do you like Dropline-Gnome?
Love it.

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I've heard you lose control,etc.
Well, if your worried about that, read through the Dropline forums and documentation. It's a lot of software that it adds, plus, if you just run the installer without any specifications, it will delete some programs. I don't consider that a loss of control. Running rm without knowing what you're doing can screw you up. Running dropline-installer without knowing what you are doing can screw you up.

If you haven't used Dropline before, I would recommend waiting a week or so. They are in the process of a new release. Might save you a few headaches to just wait a week or two.

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Also, how come galeon and other browsers are so dependent upon mozilla?
They are built against Mozilla, I believe. Thus, the dependency. The newest release of Dropline is moving away from this, I believe, by building against Firefox.

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I had to do this at every restart of my computer.
In the absence of other solutions, add the line to /etc/rc.d/rc.local.

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I noticed that my gnome problem ONLY existed in root.
So you have fixed that, then? If not, just look for the appropriate "." files under /root and re-name them. New ones will be made when you login again.

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That step should be placed on the front page of the Gnome.org website.
Yeah, I'm glad I figured that out. I thought of that because the Dropline installer recommends deleting the directory after upgrading.
 
Old 12-18-2004, 06:03 PM   #11
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Yup...success story! Slackware-current, Linux 2.6.9, Dropline gnome, Xorg 6.7 (ATI Driver). It rocks! SOO stable.
-Galen
 
  


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