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Old 07-31-2003, 03:17 PM   #1
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RH8.0, Xfree86 4.3.0 upgrade, lost Gnome standard defaults...


I had video problems in the orginal RH8.0 installation (repeated items on menus etc) and updated with the Xfree86 4.3.0 binaries.

Now I do not have the Gnome desktop icons, panel, etc, for all of the users on the system. I just have a window with "xsm:default" and xterm window.

How do I force back the original default items? I'm sure the update wrote over the info but I'm not sure what files in the X11 directories have to be modified.


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Old 07-31-2003, 04:15 PM   #2
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You have overriden your configuration files during the XFree86 installation. To restore your originals, you would either: need to uninstall XFree86 from your system (if you don't want to loose any software that may depend on it, such as GNOME, KDE, etc, use rpm -e --nodeps), then reinstall the X enviroment form the RH CD's and then install the tgz binaries from the XFree Project.

However, you may also need to uinistall GNOME/KDE and restore them from your CD to restore the system's desktop environment. When you reinstall XF 4.3 do not overwrite your configuration files!! (if you use a Radeon/nVidia based videocard, you may also want to uninstall your drivers first!)

I know that by doing this and a reinstall would not be a great difference... but that is what I know about it... Anyway, mabe there would be another way to get the files you overwrote form the web?


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