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Old 09-26-2005, 03:42 PM   #1
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Gnome is gone, now I have KDE... (I think)

I don't know what i've been doing.
I was missing some codec's for Totem, and after severel attemps I decidet to use Mplayer instead.
I did't a reboot and afterwards my Gnome has change to KDE or Redhat 9.0 (the Red hat is in the lower left-corner). All my user settings (desktop background, my custom panel's)are gone to + some of the preferences.
I think this has happen, when I was using YumEx to uninstall Totem, gssteamer ect.
Is is possible to do somekind of restore, and eventualy get my "desktop" back??? Or is it a reinstall?

OS: Fedora Core 4

I'm a total With 2 week of Linux experience...

Kenny //Denmark
Old 09-26-2005, 03:52 PM   #2
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ok, some way som how I think I've deleted Gnome... It does not appear as installed in add/remove applications.
Old 09-26-2005, 07:26 PM   #3
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I'm not terribly familiar with FC4... but yum uses a repository right? Just install gnome using yum and your settings *ought* to be intact... usually removing a program or feature doesn't remove settings unless you specifically tell the removal utility to do so.

Also, it's rather difficult to accidentally remove all of gnome... Red Hat also uses gnome, so if you have the redhat logo, it's probably your settings that got changed... and KDE puts a 'K' logo there.... again, usually, probably... it's rather difficult to tell. Don't you have a splash screen which tells you which wm is loading?
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do you use a login manager, like KDM or GDM? OR does the machine automatically log into GNOME when you start her up?

You should reinstall gnome from the YUM repos though, it's odd that it got deleted, I thought totem was far separated from GNOME.


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