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Old 03-30-2012, 07:31 AM   #1
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gnome failure after removing lxde and xfce

I'm running Fedora 16 on a laptop using Gnome 3.

Couple of weeks ago, I installed LXDE and Xfce out of curiosity. Yesterday, I removed them and all their dependencies. But now, I cannot log into Gnome3 or any GUI.

After booting and choosing the kernel version, I get

Loading inital ramdisk
2.116767] [Firmware bug]: powernow-k8: No compatible ACPI _PSS objects found
2.116767] [Firmware bug]: powernow-k8: Try again with latest BIOS

The OS itself looks fine, I can boot into the CLI where everything works, but how do I fix Gnome3?

I tried reinstalling gnome-shell.i686, that didn't do anything.

Now I installed lxde and xfce again and I'm trying to find my way into the DE from the command line.

When I run
$ startx lxde
I get, among others,
> Warning: Type "ONE_LEVEL" has 1 level, but <RALT> has 2 symbols
> Ignoring extra symbols
Errors from xkbcomp are not fatal to the X server
xinit: unable to run program "xterm": No such file or directory
Specify a program on the command line or make sure that /usr/bin is in your path
/usr/bin is indeed in my $PATH.

Also note that I cannot get ssh to work yet (No route to host) so I have to write the messages up manually.

Anyone with an idea how to start lxde or xfce
Old 03-30-2012, 07:58 AM   #2
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This did the trick:

sudo yum groupinstall "GNOME Desktop Environment"
Problem solved.


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