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Old 07-21-2004, 11:01 PM   #1
mrvikki
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no desktop in gnome for new Slackware 10


Hi,

I just installed Slackware 10 (from windows2000). Anyway, I installed it successfully and I can get X-windows up using the GNOME desktop (I didn't install the KDE package). HOWEVER, While I have a top and bottom menu, and can access the gnome menu where I can launch programs like mozilla etc I don't have a desktop background (just a fishbone black and white pattern) and I cannot launch the "Browse Filesystem" file manager. I also have no way of getting to a home directory etc. Program's like mozilla work fine but on my friends Slackware 10 system he has several desktop icons and I don't even have a desktop. Any ideas what my issue is with GNOME?
Thanks!
 
Old 07-22-2004, 03:46 AM   #2
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It seems you have not or can not start nautilus. Start terminal (f.E. Alt+F2, type xterm) and try to launch nautilus (type nautilus in terminal) and look at messages what could be wrong.
 
Old 07-22-2004, 11:22 AM   #3
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Ahhh thankyou! great suggestion. It was missing the paranoia CD library. I guess I didn't install it cause I didn't want a command line cd player. Little did I know it was required for GNOME functionality.
Anyways, Thanks again!
Vik
 
Old 08-08-2004, 04:59 PM   #4
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cd paranoia lib required? that sucks! oh well, i'm off to install it and see what happens. thanks for the tip.
 
Old 08-08-2004, 09:57 PM   #5
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Its true, the Nautilus paranoia CD burning package has to be installed for GNOME to work properly. I removed this package and found that my GNOME desktop had disappeared. I didn't even have a bottom panel.

I mainly use KDE but this problem really bugged me until I fixed it

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Old 08-08-2004, 10:16 PM   #6
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got my the desktop to show, but something just didn't feel right in GNOME. cant figure it out! i switched to KDE shortly after getting the desktop to work.
 
  


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