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Old 06-20-2008, 03:58 PM   #1
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Question Broken Gnome


Everything was going well and I installed a few packages etc. After rebooting when I run gnome-session I get the following errors:

locale not supported by C library
using the fallback 'C' locale

Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display:

How do I resolve this? I'm running Arch x64.

Old 06-20-2008, 05:50 PM   #2
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When attempting to run x it gives this error:

cannot execute /usr/bin/gdm

After checking, this path doesn't exist.
Old 06-20-2008, 06:30 PM   #3
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That would mean gdm isn't installed, but it shouldn't be necessary for starting X manually.

I just remembered, you may get an error like the first one if X isn't installed. Gnome doesn't pull Xorg in as a dependency, so if you didn't explicitly install it, it isn't there.

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Old 06-21-2008, 05:01 AM   #4
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I have tried pacman -S gdm and it doesn't make any difference. That path still doesn't exist. Xorg was installed.


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