Saturday, 7 August 2010

Gnome issues

Gnome a nice clean and cute interface however from time to time it can have a few problem.

Maybe some of your customized settings are causing your gnome-panel to crash or window buttons (close, minimize) disappear. Well luck for us gnome isn't windows where you'd need to tweak the registry or recreate the user profile to fix that annoying bug.

In fact it can be solved in minutes, if you don’t have access to your graphical (GUI) desktop to delete these folders in Nautilus or you’re stuck at the login screen, drop to a terminal by hitting CTRL + ALT + F1, login to your account.

Once logged in you can remove the files that store the desktop settings,

rm -rf .gnome .gnome2 .gconf .gconfd .metacity

Then logout by typing logout or Ctrl+d
Get back to your GUI desktop by hitting CTRL + ALT + F7. now this won't fix any video issues however the principle is the same.

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