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Old 10-13-2004, 09:26 AM   #1
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Gnome won't start

when i use "startx" i see this error message (in tty7 - is it Xorg?):

"there was an error starting the gnome settings daemon...
some thing may not work...
the last error message was:
child process did not give an error message, unknown failure occoured.
gnome will still try to restart the settings daemon next time you log in"

i think that windowmaker is also running (a staple on the upper left of the screen).

after about 10 seconds a new toolbar is opened with the gnome logo and two menus - applications and actions.

i don't know where are the log files so i can't take a closer look.

can you help?
Old 10-13-2004, 09:43 AM   #2
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Yea i started getting that weird error as well a few days ago. I took the easy way out and made the switch back to KDE, and thankfully noticed how more appropriate KDE is for myself (in many ways).. So i'm sticking to it.
Old 10-13-2004, 09:44 AM   #3
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usually all logs are in /var/log


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