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Old 05-24-2004, 11:23 PM   #1
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Problem after uninstalling GTK+ to install newer version

I downloaded a new version of GIMP 2.0.1 for my RedHat 9 box. I was having little success installing it because of dependencies. One of the issues was that GIMP needed a newer version of GTK+ and I remembered that I could uninstall programs with Synaptic. I therefore downloaded the new version of GTK+ for my machine and then unistalled GTK+ files using Synaptic. I had read in some thread somewhere to unistall GTK+ and to install the new GTK+ to get GAIM past that dependency. Well....MY SYSTEM BLEW UP...I finally figured out how to get my machine to login to a text login. Learned all about Runlevels and display and window managers. It turned out that Synaptic had basically gutted my Gnome desktop along with a lot of config utilities. I finally got an X windows login that worked using TDM. Once I got to this point, I connected to the Ximian site and installed the Ximian 2 desktop for Red Hat 9. The only problem is that I have many original Gnome files and config utils that are no longer on my machine. For instance, I think I had a CD burning package for burning data CDs. I also had several redhat-config... files that I do not have now. Redhat-config-soundcard was one. I am lost because I do not know what synaptic uninstalled and what the new Ximian desktop replaced. I did get GIMP 2.0.1 installed but now I have two versions on my machine.

On the top of my head,:
* I lost GAIM (reinstalled to v0.77 ...MSN doesn't log in correctly anymore)
* Gnome Fish doesn't give me a fortune anymore (fortune is not found)
* /usr/games is empty
* My Network servers icon is not in the main launcher menu anymore (samba isn't there anymore...I can't connect to my Windows pc to share files but my printing works)


Is there a log file that Synaptic creates to tell me what was uninstalled/installed to help me?

Thank you for any help,



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