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Old 11-20-2005, 09:05 PM   #1
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Cannot boot to Gnome desktop (runlevel 5)

Hi to All,

I'm a newbie with Linux and I would like to ask for help regarding my problem in booting to Gnome desktop.

I encountered this error below:

/usr/sbin/gnome-session: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib/ undefined symbol: g_option_context_new

I already reinstalled my NVIDIA drivers and also tried reinstalling FC4 to no avail.

This happened after I installed a free linux games which has gtk as a dependency.

thanks in advance.
Old 11-21-2005, 02:54 PM   #2
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I think the linuxgmes installed a different version of gtk.
Uninstall the linuxgame and check if gnome is running; if not you have to reinstall the package gnome.
Old 11-24-2005, 09:58 PM   #3
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thanks for your advice.

I already installed another distro of LINUX (Mandriva Linux Free 2006) on my PC and I'm very much happy with the installation since it already includes the things I need (VCD player, some games, CD rippers, etc.)


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