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Old 04-30-2005, 03:38 AM   #1
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Big problem with Metacity & Gnome 2.10

Hi everyone,
I have a big problem: two days ago, while I was upgrading some Gnome packages to the new 2.10 version, in a Momentary Lapse Of Reason ( ) I deleted my "~/.metacity" directory.
Now, obviously, Gnome doesn't start (splashscreen hangs on the "Metacity" icon and that's all). In the meantime, Metacity notifies me that it looking for a file called "~/.metacity/sessions/" (it's a XML file describing something about sessions... boh!).
I thought Metacity would create a new "~/.metacity/blablabla" when no one is found, but that's wrong. I think there are some "references" to those session files somewhere in my home that make Metacity search them.
I really don't know what to do now. I re-installed Metacity but nothing changes.
Do I have to remove my "~/.gnome*" and "~/.gconf*" maybe? Hope not, I don't want to lose my nice settings...

I'm using Debian Sid.

Many thanks to everyone!
Old 04-30-2005, 03:48 AM   #2
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i would remove those directories and the nautilus ones
rm -rf ~/.gconf* ~/.gnome* ~/.metaci* ~/.thumb* ~/.nautilus* ~/.gtk* ~/.themes* ~/.icons*
Old 04-30-2005, 04:11 AM   #3
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Ok, thanks, it worked and now I'm with Gnome again!
I think it's quite a windows-like drastical method btw...


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