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Re: [vox-tech] starting xwindows

On Mon, 26 Mar 2007, Rick Moen wrote:

Quoting Gandalf Parker (gandalf@any1can.net):

OK that seemed to get the same result. An xwindow session, but no gnome
menus. Just the debian splash screen and a mouse cursor.
Um, I'd really very strongly suspect that you're missing some key
packages.  Maybe you're missing the intended window manager, for
example (metacity, or whatever the frell they use, these days)?  I mean,
/usb/bin/gnome-session doesn't do a lot of good if key parts of your
intended GNOME stuff just ain't there.
It worked when the server was setup. It was installed and it worked. But I cut the routine that made me boot directly into gnome. So unless I uninstalled something Im pretty sure that its all still there.

I could try and remember years ago when I made that change and undo it. But I dont want to boot into gnome. I prefer my servers without gui overload (if I did then Id might as well use windows).

But thanks for a new thing to try.
Well, it was much more intended as a pointer to get you going in the
right direction, rather than as just a "thing to try".  You might, as
further motion in that correct direction, attempt to start your GNOME
thingies, and then Ctrl-Alt-F2 and look through the process table, to
see what specifically started, and what didn't.
I did that. Other than not finding a couple of fonts it seemed happy. I suppose I could hunt down those lines and fix it but I doubted that it was stopping the menus from coming up.

I'm not a GNOME fan, so personally I regard absence of a huge cluster of
GNOME service processes as a _good_ thing, but of course Views Differ<tm>.
Im with you. I think everything has its pros and cons. Linux for servers, Windows for desktops, and Mac for laptops. But as you say, views differ.

Gandalf Parker
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