On Tue, 2003-02-04 at 15:13, Tom Parquette wrote: > Joe Marcus Clarke wrote: > > >On Mon, 2003-02-03 at 16:28, Tom Parquette wrote: > > > > > >>Hi! > >>I had a problem 3 weeks ago where my Gnome2 desktop disappeared and took > >>email and most of my stuff with it. I have finished rebuilding and I'm > >>back on the air. > >> > >>Below is the email I tried to send to the questions list to see if > >>someone could help me. It was thrown back at me. I guess something > >>thought I was spam. > >> > >>Anyway, I would like to see if anybody has any ideas on what might have > >>caused this. > >>The configuration is NOT running on any machine but I was able to tar > >>the filesystems and ftp them to my wife's window$ machine before I was > >>forced to reinstall. > >> > >>Has anybody seen anything like this? > >>Even though an answer would not help at this point, if there is > >>something I did that could cause the problem again, I'll call this a > >>learning experience and not do it again. > >>TIA for any help. > >> > >>Here is the email that was refused by freebsd-questions: > >>I was working with my machine and the last reboot caused my Gnome2 > >>desktop to "disappear". By disappear, I'm talking about: The Home icon > >>is gone. The trash icon is gone. The start here icon is gone. The > >>wallpaper used to be brushed metal (the default wallpaper)now is is a > >>blue/green solid color. Poking around, I believe the winddow manager was > >>changed to Enlightenment from Sawfish (I changed it back with no change > >>in results.) > >> > >>When I try to start Mozilla from an icon it does not start. If I open an > >>xterm winddow, I get "No running window found." then the command prompt > >>returns. Some applications, e.g. xosview, gaim, appear to work > >>correctly. The screensaver seems to work correctly. If I signon with a > >>different user ID, the results are almost the same except the logoff > >>pulldown does not log you off. I'm also running GDM2. > >> > >>This is a 4.7-STABLE system that was last updated about 2 weeks ago. > >> > >>The only known changes/factors are: > >>I had the Gnome system monitor running. It was answering pulldown list > >>and buttons so slowly, I had to CNTL-ALT-BACKSPACE to get out of it. (I > >>ended up with nothing moving at all.) > >>I installed healthd, which complained about IPv6 not being there. > >>I added IPv6 support and rebooted. > >>It was after the reboot for IPv6 that I noticed the problem. > >> > >>ANY help would be more than welcome. > >> > >> > > > >Try creating a fresh user called gnome, make sure your hostname resolves > >in either DNS or /etc/hosts, then try logging in as the gnome user. If > >things fail, get the ~/.xsession-errors file. This will hopefully have > >some useful stuff in it. Also, it would help to see a list of what's > >currently installed on this machine. > > > >Joe > > > > > > > >>Thanks > >>Tom > >> > >> > >> > >> > >>To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] > >>with "unsubscribe freebsd-questions" in the body of the message > >> > >> > Joe, > I looked at ~/.xsession-errors and this was all that was in it: > If you do not want to get beeps in X11 (XWindows), you can turn them off > with > xset b off > > Reminder, I could not do anything with the machine. I had to back it > up, burn it down, and reinstall EVERYTHING. I have the backups but I do > not have a machine I can lay the backups down on to test. > > I'm not expecting to get too far with this problem but, I feel, I have > to at least try.
So did you try to create a new user called gnome, and attempt the login? So far, based on this information, there's not much I can do to help you. Joe > Thanks... -- PGP Key : http://www.marcuscom.com/pgp.asc
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