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



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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