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Old 02-08-2004, 12:37 PM   #1
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Gnome icons does not display properly

Really it's a very bad day for me.
I am using RedHat 9
Now when I login gnome all of the files as well as the folders have the same icon type.
I mean to say that normally an .mpg file has different type icon, a folder has diff. type and a office file has diff............ whereas all the files and folders in my case have the same icon but there is no problem in executing them.

I tried to run the Theme option present in the preference option but it showed a error
The default theme schemas could not be found on. This means that you probably don't have metacity installed, or that your gconf is configured incorrectly.
Old 02-09-2004, 11:11 AM   #2
Registered: Feb 2003
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Can you log in as root? If you can and everything displays fine, it appears you have a permissions problem.

You can run rpm with a command line that will recreate all the permissions for you when you installed by using the switch --setperms.

I had to use this once or twice in the past when I fudged something with my unwieldy root skills.


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