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Old 06-16-2007, 08:11 AM   #1
Brad.Scalio@noaa.gov
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F7 Installation Issues (desktop manager, libgnome-desktop-2.so.2)


Greetings

Installing F7 from an image downloaded from fedoraproject.org, verified with sha1 sum as identical to sha1 provided by Fedora
Burned onto DVD media that passed the media check

Issues:

[1] Upong 1st installation rhgb would not run, resolved via xorg-x11-fonts-base rpm installation and copy of xorg.conf to /etc/rhgb
[2] Then gdm wouldn't start a login manager --- this resolved after a few reboots, though I can't figure out why, it works now so I don't really care right now ;-)
[3] I cannot get a desktop manager to start

--> I installed KDE at install time, yet under SESSIONS at login it is not listed, just gnome
--> it appears KDE is installed, however several dependencies are failing, like cups-libs and htdig!!
--> it appears numerous libraries did not install, on boot cupsd, hpiod fail, and on exit fsck.ext3 is shown as not found

--> I am trying now to install libgnome-desktop-2.so.2 and qt kdelibs kdebase via yum

but has anyone had these issues? X is not the problem as xinit works just fine, but startx fails since it trys to launch the default dm or gnome in this case...I get the same errors:

/usr/bin/gnome-session error while loading shared library libgnome-desktop-2.so.2 no such file

the dvd passed the media check, so I sort of strayed from that option, but to me it sounds more and more like a media issue....anyone ;-)

oh other thing is there is no .xessions-error file in any users homedir I try to launch from - the errors are displayed via a GUI box that says the X session has lasted less than 10 seconds...blah blah blah

thanks

thanks
 
Old 06-16-2007, 10:45 AM   #2
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Resolved (though not solved)

OK

gnome still will not work with the same errors, even after I install the rpm's for it
install qt kdebase kdelibs
am able to launch kde as a dm, rhgb works after socket being used by rhgb was changed to have RW- perms (/etc/rhgb/temp/rhgb-socket)

remaining "base" issues:

still no ipw3495 support for wifi, dang
hidd fails to init on : Can't listen on hidd channel already in use
gnome doesn't launch with libgnome-desktop-2.so.2 errors

anyway, thanks is there a Fedora 7 board on LQ? Anyone for starting one if there isnt?
 
  


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