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Old 09-16-2010, 03:44 PM   #1
Registered: Sep 2009
Location: Canada
Distribution: Slackware 14.0
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Exclamation Suddenly can't log in to GUI after installing Gnome!


In OpenSUSE 11.3, I thought I'd try out the GNOME desktop, just to see what it's like. Via YaST, I installed "gnome-desktop". I logged out. In the "Session" menu there was no "GNOME" option. But When I tried to log back in to KDE, all that happened was that the screen flashed to text for a second and then returned me to the login screen. This happens every time. I am able to log in to the "failsafe" option, i.e., just a terminal. I can also log in as root.

Can anyone tell me what I need to change to fix this?

I would (obviously) prefer not to reinstall the whole thing, BUT if that's necessary, at least /home is on a separate partition...

I found this similar question: I'll try removing the ~/.xinitrc. But any other ideas would be appreciated.

Old 09-16-2010, 03:47 PM   #2
Registered: Sep 2009
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Distribution: Slackware 14.0
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Aha, yes, the ~/.xinitrc was apparently the problem. I removed it (as root), logged out, and was able to log back in as me again just fine!


So: false alarm! If mods feel this is redundant, in light of the earlier thread I linked to, I won't mind at all if this one is deleted.

Thanks for the help you gave in that previous thread, everybody!


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