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
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
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> >>    
> >>
> 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.


> Thanks...
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