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Old 08-05-2004, 04:34 AM   #1
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unable to use xwindows after installation of ymessenger


I have a system running RH9 and yesterday installed Yahoo Messenger, when i tried to log in again I was unable.

I get a graphical login screen and root runs a window manager fine, however as a user I just get a blank screen with the mouse cursor in the middle and the window manager doesnt load. Mouse clicks have no effect.

I think this problem relates to changing permissions on some files that need to be accessible. I have tried changing /tmp and /var/tmp back and i have moved my .gnome/.kde directorys in case the problem was related to these... no joy though!

Any thoughts?

Old 08-05-2004, 04:43 AM   #2
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Installation Type ?

What type of installation you used to install ymessenger (RPM, Standalone..)
Is it a multiuser installation or single ?
Old 08-06-2004, 03:59 AM   #3
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ymessenger rpm

Sorry, I should have given more details, It was the RPM


downloaded from the yahoo site here:


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