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Re: [vox-tech] Dead GNOME on my laptop
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Re: [vox-tech] Dead GNOME on my laptop



Hm, that kind of makes sense.  In a fit of pique last night I tried
running .gnome-session, which has occasionally worked before, only to have
it tell me that there was no such file.  So I'll get on that when I get
home.  Thanks for the tip.

> On Fri, May 23, 2003 at 11:10:28AM -0700, Richard S. Crawford wrote:
>> Sounds messy, doesn't it?
>>
>> I'm trying to get GNOME set up on my laptop.  It was originally
>> running 1.4 just fine, but then I went and tried to upgrade to 2.2,
>> and now it's not working.  I suspect that GNOME 2.2 doesn't like the
>> copy of XFree86 4.3.0 that I had to install to get any sort of
>> graphical display on my laptop at all.
>>
>> I followed the directions at
>> http://lists.debian.org/debian-user/2003/debian-user-200302/msg03865.html
>> and I think that was the problem.
>>
>> When I power on, I get to the GDM just fine; but if I select a GNOME
>> session and log in, the screen flickers to the grey desktop for a
>> moment, then flickers back to the login screen.  I can log in to the
>> Debian graphical display just fine.
>>
>> When I attempt "apt-get install gnome-core gdm gtk2-engines*", I get
>> an error message telling me about unsatisfied dependencies; going in
>> through aptitude doesn't help with this either.
>>
>> I'd like to either get GNOME2.2 working, or at least get back to 1.4.
>> Does anyone have any suggestions?
>
> This is a shot in the dark, but at a recent nblug installfest I was a
> little annoyed to discover that the gnome meta package for some reason
> did not include gnome-session.  So make sure that gnome-session is on
> your box.
>
>
>> On the upside, I've got my wireless card working under Debian.  I'm
>> pretty proud of myself for that.  :)
>
> Hey, you're ahead of me on that; I've been too lazy.
>
> -troy
>
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