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Old 08-26-2003, 03:07 AM   #1
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Unhappy GNOME update =?= GNOME failure


I recentlly moved to Debian Sarge and I am pleased with my option, but I have a few questions here and there :

1. How do I get Gnome to reconfigure, 'cause every time I start it I get an error message that states that something is wrong in a config file or something like that and it will try to fix that problem again the next time I start Gnome.

2. Is there a way to find out the files contained in a package?
(When I try to install apt-file I get a problem with dependecies that I just can't solve)

3. How can I get back my XMMS applet in gnome 2?
 
Old 08-26-2003, 09:34 AM   #2
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Talking error messages that I get

These are the errors that I get :
First dialog box:

Code:
There was an error starting the GNOME Settings Daemon.
Some things, such as themes, sounds, or background settings may not work correctly.
The Settings Daemon restarted too many times.
The last error message was:
Failed to activate 'OAFIID:GNOME_SettingsDaemon'
GNOME will still try to restart the Settings Daemon next time you log in.
Second:
Code:
Failed to load image /usr/share/pixmaps/control-center2.png
Details: file not found
 
Old 08-27-2003, 06:54 AM   #3
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i don't use gnome but for what it is worth......

i find that problems in updating kde can be solved by deleting the hidden .kde files (or renaming them to be safe) and then restarting kde
you have to log out as user, go into root (or the user, using something other than gnome), delete the (probably .gnome) files, then restart gnome and it will recreate the files. you will have to reconfigure the desktop etc to your liking though.

i'll try to get to the other questions when my son gives me time.... the teletubbies are over: its playtime with dad now.....
 
Old 08-29-2003, 07:00 AM   #4
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I tried to do what u said, but it looks like removing the dir has @#@$ed up the gnome.
I had backup! Hehe!! . then I tried to remove some of the probally sources of problems.

Anyway, I have a lot to do today and this weekend.

judge for yourselves:
TODO home:
- Lilo is plain ugly
- fstab problem
- NVidia driver sholud work on both kernels
- mplayer
- CD-RW in linux
- Error message in Gnome - remove
- TV tuner
- go out!!!!
 
Old 08-30-2003, 11:41 PM   #5
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always too much linux, not enough time..... i know how you feel.
 
Old 08-31-2003, 07:26 PM   #6
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Unhappy irronically I did a few of those!!

Even if is too much linux and soo little time I did resolved a few probs:

- Lilo is plain ugly - resolved
- fstab problem -resolved - see thread "same fstab new problems"
- NVidia driver sholud work on both kernels - - my card has broken today (Sunday)
- mplayer - oops!!
- CD-RW in linux - did it!
- Error message in Gnome - remove - cann't get it out
- TV tuner - pass
- go out!!!! - did it and I am proud
 
Old 09-01-2003, 06:08 PM   #7
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Cool Gnome update problem too...

I had the same problem too, I'm using Debian/Knoppix....so if anyone has a solution for installing Gnome I would appreciate finding a solution...I want to be able to use both KDE and Gnome....
 
Old 12-21-2004, 12:04 PM   #8
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FIxed (for me at least)

I found that forcing the creation of the /tmp/ICE-unix directory during bootup took care of my problems.

mkdir -m 1777 /tmp/.ICE-unix

Hope this helps someone else.
 
Old 12-21-2004, 12:46 PM   #9
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If you are starting from knoppix, maybe the repositories are differenet. Try aiming them at an official repo and then update to sarge. I have never had any issues with anything on my box.
 
  


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