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Old 09-12-2003, 09:25 AM   #1
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Help! My Gnome is screwed

Hi, all!

I am running RH9.

I tried to install the new Gnome desktop from source and I didn't pass any arguments to configure, so it started installing in default locations. About half way through I started getting too many error messages, so I changed my mind and stopped.

The next time I rebooted my system and tried to log into Gnome, it tried to load the incomplete new gnome version (unsuccessfully of course).

How do I get it to go back to the old version (which seems to still exist, because it kept on working all the way through the compilation/installation and even worked after a restart of the X-server, but not anymore after rebooting the entire system)?

Is there some config file I can tweak which tells X where to look for Gnome, or something like that?

By the way, KDE still works fine, so it's not like my whole X-server is screwed up.

I already tried putting in the RH9 Cds and "upgrading" all of X, but to no avail. If I could somehow do this without reinstalling the distro that would be great.

Any ideas?
Old 09-12-2003, 10:58 AM   #2
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well, you maybe screwed but I would

rpm -qa |grep gnome* >gnome.txt

look at the text file and see if looks comprehesive then:

rpm -e gnome.txt

Log into KDE and try install the rpms for gnome from the cdrom(s)...

not sure it will work but what is the alternative?

anybody else have an idea?


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