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Old 07-30-2004, 12:31 AM   #1
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Fail to start Gnome

Hi all folks,

Fedora Core 2
(upgrade from RH8.0)

After upgrade I could not start
Gnome, having played around with following steps
without a solution.

On GUI login as USER to start Gnome, it appeared as
KDE theme, all gnome packages not found. Renamed all
following files ~/


as .old and rebooted PC. Still could not start Gnome.
A new set of files generated except ~/gnome-desktop
which could not be found after reboot and login

Started init 3
$ startx
Started KDE desktop

$ xterm
xterm Xt error Can't open display

$ gnome-session
Gtk-warning ** cannot open displays:

$ startx gnome-session
wating for X server to shut down
Gnome could not start

Google search could not brought a right solution.
Kindly advise. TIA

Old 07-30-2004, 11:30 AM   #2
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It happened to me once.

I had upgraded red hat, but had also created again the same users during the install process.

The result is that all all access rights for the users directory had been mixed up.

And the other result is that i could'nt load any desktop environment !

Perhaps is it the same for you...?


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