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Old 05-30-2005, 09:10 AM   #1
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Solaris 10 root GNOME & CDE errors???

Last night I was messing around with how the arrangement of the icons on the CDE front panel, after installing OpenOffice and CDE locked up (by the way, it is a vmware virtual machine)...I reset the virtual machine and restarted it. I tried to login as root with the java desktop and the java desktop gets errors too. The strange thing is...when I login in my regular user account, I can get both CDE and the GNOME Java Desktop to work fine, no errors what so-ever. My question is...can I just create a new root user account, or do I have to reinstall sunos?

Thanks in advance if you can help,

Here are some screenshots of the problems that I took:
Logging in as root in CDE - the screen is just black and nothing else occurs except for the hour glass cursor that you can move around the screen

Logging in as root in GNOME Java Desktop - the screen loads up...showing the splash screen and then these error messages occur...when you close them...nothing else happens.
Old 05-30-2005, 01:05 PM   #2
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My question is...can I just create a new root user account, or do I have to reinstall sunos?
You can:
- fix what is wrong with your root account
- create a root alias with an different home directory (e.g. /root)
- stay without logging in as root under a graphic environment, which is anyway a wrong idea.

Reinstalling Solaris would be overkill for such a minor issue ...


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