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Old 08-15-2007, 04:18 AM   #1
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Gnome doesn't have any icons, desktop, or shell icon.


Hey, I just installed freenx and connected to my server.

When I logged in, I don't see any icons on the botton, or on the desktop. And when I click on desktop, an error message comes up.

And I'm trying to run shell prompt, but there's no icon like the guide says there is.

Here's a screenshot

Screenshot

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Old 08-15-2007, 04:48 AM   #2
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I can't see anything on your screenshot. It is the smallest jpg I have ever seen . Anyway, try to login as another user/create a new one. It could be that the configurations files of your current user are damaged. If that works (and you want to keep your current user), try to delete (or move) all hidden files at your /home/<your user> that start with a .gnome or .gconf. That should do it.

Good luck!
 
Old 08-15-2007, 03:35 PM   #3
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and this may sound stupid, but im kinda new at all this.

but to add a user for gnome, it's the same as any other, right?

adduser user2
passwd user2
nxserver --adduser user2
nxserver --passwd user2
passwd -u -f user2

And i fixed the screenshot.
 
Old 08-15-2007, 05:04 PM   #4
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That is correct CrewXp. Thanks for fixing the screenshot by the way . So, what does it happen when you try to login with your new user? Still the same issue? If the problem persists, try to login as root. I usually don't recommend to login as root, but this could be a permission problem. If root works, then we can try to figure a way to fix your desktop

By the way, you just said you are new. Don't be afraid to ask any questions, we are here to help and we have all been new once. It can just get a bit difficult to help sometimes when we don't know how much you know ^^. And yes, you are doing great so far

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Old 08-15-2007, 06:22 PM   #5
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logged in as root, same problem. I got this message before when i first logged in with the other user:

http://img367.imageshack.us/my.php?i...enshot2nn9.jpg

heh, Thanks
 
Old 08-17-2007, 02:07 PM   #6
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Hi again CrewXp!

That looks bad. I am not sure what it is, but it does look like a permission problem. I've just noticed that you are running Linux from inside a virtual machine. That could be the source of a problem, but I really am not sure.

What I would do in this case, is to reinstall Linux. But before it, I'd check if everything is fine with your Linux CD. A damaged iso/cd can cause some odd behavior.

Again, these are just guesses and it is more "what I would do if I got those error messages" kind of situation.

Still, I wonder if there is any special reason for you to run Linux inside a Vm. If you are just playing around to learn Linux, a liveCD/distro such as Ubuntu could be easier to get going.

Anyway, I don't think I can offer any more assistance, but hopefully another member in this forum can. I wish you luck though

Regards!

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