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Old 12-18-2008, 10:21 AM   #1
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Missing gnome-vm for windowmanger?

I installed Ubuntu 8.10 on a Compaq EVO DS15. I am unable to run gnome. After some digging I found an error file .xsession-errors, see below:

cat .xsession-errors
/etc/gdm/Xsession: Beginning session setup...
Setting IM through im-switch for local=en_US.
Start IM through /etc/X11/xinit/xinput.d/all_ALL linked to /eetc/X11/xinit/xinput.d/default.
gnome-session[5007]:WARNING: Unable to find provider 'gnome-wm' of required component 'windowmanger'
Checking for Xgl: not present.
Detected PCI ID for VGA:
Checking for texture_from_pixmap: not present.
Trying again with indirect rendering:
Checking for texture_from_pixmap: present.
Checking for non power of two support: present.
Checking for Composite extension: present.
Comparing resolution (1152x864) to maximum 3D testure size (2048): Passed
Checking for nVidia: not present.
Checking for FBConfig; present.
Checking for Xgl: not present.
gnome-session[5007]: WARNING: Application 'gnome-wm.desktop' failed to register before timeout

I have tried a different copies of Ubuntu 8.10 and still cannot run gnome. I am assuming that the missing gnome virtual machine is the problem. I have limited experience with Linux, so if you have a fix please be specific. Thanks for your time.



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