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Old 04-26-2005, 05:45 AM   #1
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Unhappy Problem accessing Gnome like normal user

Hi folks,

I have a problem with Gnome 2.10. I'm using Arch 0.7...and the installation of gnome was very painless.

But everytime I try to access Gnome I have problems....

The pannels don't work and Nautilus crashes....the ony thing I see are three icons on desk....

I know that was not a good idea but I also tried to access like root....and whatta surprise !!!

Gnome works perfectly....

Why Gnome works if I log like root and kicks my normal user's ass?

Supose there are some filepermision problems...but Gnome has so many files and so many directories....and I'm going sick...

Does someone had similar problem? If does how can I procede to solve it?

Thanks a loooooot !!!!

Last edited by ArchArael; 04-26-2005 at 05:47 AM.
Old 04-26-2005, 06:29 AM   #2
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is it gnome from gnome's site ..........?? or something else like dropline or frg ???
try this it worked for me..............n its not harmful
1.goto your user dir (from terminal or nautilus if its workng)
2. del .gnome & .gnome2 directories
3. relogin
it should work
it did for me
if not try google "gnome 2.10 broken"
Old 04-26-2005, 07:17 AM   #3
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Jsut cheack the directory permission of tmp.
It should be drwxrwxrwt
If NOT then You can set it by chmod 7771 /tmp as a root

Old 04-27-2005, 02:06 PM   #4
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I tried both but /tmp is ok and removing directories doesn't solve the problem....Gnome is from Arch distro....

Last edited by ArchArael; 04-27-2005 at 02:07 PM.
Old 04-29-2005, 11:50 AM   #5
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Excuse me r_x,

using your tip now I'm able to access gnome in normal user way...

I have some other can't access to the battery status (/var/run/acpid.status) so some applets doesn't work...
But now I can use Gnome and I'm happy...

Thank you guys, if you have some other tip on how to make accessible battery status to normal users please post....

And thank you r_x...


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