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Old 06-05-2007, 10:30 AM   #1
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Question Adopt my feisty installation, save it from being formatted!

hi everyone
seems that nobody knows the solution for this bothersome problem i have
3 months ago i had a fresh install of feisty fawn with XFS filesystem
everything was great
fast swift
last month, it started to have some problems, nautilus was very prone to hanging
sometime hanging also gnome-panels
and leaving my system so unstable that i had to reboot by hard reset..
no other way of rebooting worked.
this happened a few times until i cleaned .nautilus and .metacity
last week i noticed that ekiga, gnome.schedule, update-manager don't work anymore
for no apparent reason..
i did this:
delete .nautilus, .metacity, .gconf, .gconf2
purge and reinstall ekiga, gnome-schedule
tried to launch them via terminal to see what error they give
and found this:
update-manager shows the icon, but if i click on it doesn't open the window and simply hang there
ekiga doesnt start, not even if started by terminal, just hangs there with no error.
gnome-schedule doesnt start if started as root, starts and works fine if as user.
when started as root opens a white window w/o icons and text....just draws the outline and the maximize, close button.

since i DONT WANT to reinstall again i would love to repair the installation
if someone can help me, please leave a note.
i also reinstalled package..
no luck.

i really don't have a clue where else to poke..

Last edited by assasukasse; 06-06-2007 at 11:04 AM.
Old 06-06-2007, 11:15 AM   #2
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adopt my ubuntu! save me the burden on reinstalling it!
Old 06-06-2007, 11:21 AM   #3
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Sounds a lot like my problem.
Old 06-07-2007, 08:58 AM   #4
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so in the end i am not alone..
i dunno what to do, i hope i dont have to reinstall because is pretty bothersome for me..
everything started out of sudden..
before i had some problem with alacarte menues, and some other minor stuff
but now is really odd..
i dunno if i should really reinstall from scratch removing even /home at now, since i am not sure that by reinstalling i wont keep alacarte issues..

Last edited by assasukasse; 06-07-2007 at 09:26 AM.
Old 06-07-2007, 10:26 AM   #5
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I haven't seen this problem myself. Have you tried using apt to update the system to see if the problem is resolved that way?

apt-get update

apt-get upgrade


ekiga, feisty fawn, updatemanager

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