Hi, I have tried reinstalling gnome-session after removing it now my desktop wont start. Even if I try startx still I can't get my gnome desktop to start. Pease help. Thank you

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Hi.... I'm new in Ubuntu and GNOMe... something I don't understand is that when I've used this command to uninstall my gnome sudo apt-get remove gnome* ...and then install it again using another command which I've also found in the internet... ...then reboot my laptop... I came up to a message saying " The system is running in low-graphics mode" then pressing continue I got thie choices " Run in low graphics Reconfigure graphics Troubleshoot the error Exit console login " I don't really know what to do... My senoir just suggested to reformat my laptop and install ubuntu again...but …

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On my computer, I have Ubuntu 11.1 and Kubuntu 11.1 installed as dual-boot. When I started, I specified completely separate partitions for both of them, but I now realize I want them to share the same home folder, i.e. the same desktop (I keep everything on my desktop). Any way to do that now, such as any software or any sort of reinstall? (P.S. - My Ubuntu partition is completely set up but I will be fine deleting and reinstalling Kubuntu).

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Alright, so... I'm using Gnome 3, and when I click logout in the top-right corner, it takes FOREVER to log out... If it logs out at all. I don't know what takes it so long, but it's ridiculous. What I want to do is find the script it runs and change it to pkill -KILL -u $USER That's what I've been typing into a terminal window to log out lately, because it makes it log out instantly. Not over the course of a year. Any help? I can't find it... I'm running Arch Linux, if it makes a difference.

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Hello everyone, i am having these problems for almost 3 days, i am trying to add a keyboard layout using gconftool-2, when i execute the commands i dont have any problem, the commands are: #gconftool-2 --direct --config-source=xml:readwrite:/etc/gconf/gconf.xml.defaults -s /desktop/gnome/peripherals/keyboard/kbd/layouts -t list --list-type string '[us,ara]' #gconftool-2 --direct --config-source=xml:readwrite:/etc/gconf/gconf.xml.defaults -s /desktop/gnome/peripherals/keyboard/kbd/options -t list --list-type string '[altwin altwin:super_win,grp_led grp_led:scroll,grp grp:alt_shift_toggle,terminate terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp]' but the layout its not working, when i want to change between layouts. if i try to run: #gconftool-2 --get /desktop/gnome/peripherals/keyboard/kbd/layouts i get this error message: Failed to get value for `/desktop/gnome/peripherals/keyboard/kbd/layouts': Failed to contact configuration server; some possible causes are that …

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I will never again refer to the Linux Desktop in any of my writings beyond this post. From now on, it's the Linux User Interface, which encompasses the likes of [URL="http://www.gnome.org"]GNOME[/URL], [URL="http://www.kde.org"]KDE[/URL], [URL="http://www.lxde.org"]LXDE[/URL], [URL="http://www.xfce.org"]XFCE[/URL], CLI and others. These Linux User Interfaces may be used on any Linux-enabled device. These interfaces are not limited to a single type of machine designated as a 'desktop' and I'll not diminish the importance of them by mentioning them in that realm again. Since the dream of a world blessed with desktop computers running Linux [I]is[/I] a dream (and a far-fetched one at that), I'll …

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As a current [URL="http://www.gnome.org"]GNOME[/URL] user and former [URL="http://www.kde.org"]KDE[/URL] user, I'd like to know when we can expect some new innovations from either of these desktop environments? I know KDE came out with KDE 4.x just over two years ago but it seems that its popularity has fallen away in favor of GNOME. GNOME only releases new version twice a year and so far they've all generated more yawns than a Ben Affleck movie for me. I like GNOME and have used it exclusively on every Linux distribution that I work with for a few years. The fact that it's installed …

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Nothing gets people in the Linux World riled up like comparing distributions, desktops or editors. But for the new Linux user, the whole thing is a bit confusing. What do we tell [I]them[/I]? Do we verbally slug it out in forums or do we offer gentle guidance to those entering the Linux jungle for the first time? It's hard not to offer an opinion in such emotional matters. One might believe that Linux, choice of desktop and editors are religious notions instead of technical ones. I offer the following gentle guidelines for the newbie who dares enter our sacred space. …

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[URL="http://www.ubuntu.com"]Ubuntu[/URL] has redeemed itself with its latest version 9.10 (Karmic Koala). I took a look at Ubuntu 9.10 on October 1st and have been playing around with it for a few days. My first impression is that it is good stuff--seriously good stuff. From the new, updated installer to the faster boot times, I'm impressed. Way to go Ubuntu developers, you deserve applause for this one. I didn't think that [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/news/story220512.html"]Ubuntu 9.04[/URL] (Jaunty Jackalope) was all that great. There weren't enough improvements over 8.10 to justify a whole new distribution or wasting a cute name on it. Karmic Koala's installer …

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Everyone knows that Linus Torvalds '[URL="http://www.daniweb.com/blogs/entry3825.html"]is a Linux[/URL]' but did you know he is also a born-again gnome? An Australian interview with the [URL="http://www.itwire.com/content/view/20046/53/"]often outspoken[/URL] creator of the Linux kernel, Linus Torvalds, has revealed that he is a gnome once more. Well, OK, that he is a GNOME user once again having made the switch back from KDE. It doesn't, to be fair, seem like that long when Torvalds was complaining that GNOME was pants by being too simple to do what he needed. Indeed, a couple of years back he changed from GNOME to KDE. Now things are different, …

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The Fedora project team on Tuesday posted a [URL="http://fedoraproject.org/get-prerelease"] preview edition of Fedora 9[/URL], its final stage of development during which users and contributors can provide feedback about bugs missed during beta testing. The latest Fedora distro is based on kernel 2.6.25; more on that later. General release is set for mid-May. Fedora 9 went to beta (and feature freeze) last month, with stable integration of GNOME 2.22. This update to GNU’s desktop replaces GNOME VFS with the faster and more feature-rich GFVS and GIO. According to the [URL="http://fedoraproject.org/f9-beta-relnotes"] beta release notes[/URL], GFVS vastly improves performance and can queue multiple …

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Things are not looking good for KDE, following the news that KDE will not be getting long term support (LTS) whereas GNOME will according to Canonical. The Hardy Heron will be assured of LTS status it seems, making Ubuntu 8.04 the second version of this Linux distro to get the Canonical commercial blessing. The decision would appear to be a simple commercial one, after all GNOME is far and away the most popular when it comes to downloads. Mark Shuttleworth, Canonical CEO, reckons it accounts for around 65% of all Ubuntu downloads. So where does this leave the other 35% …

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The End.