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Re: switchdesk

On Fri, 2004-06-18 at 00:22 -0400, Dwaine Castle wrote:
> Experimenting with switchdesk, I changed to the XFce desktop which went
> fine.  But, I can't go back to Gnome, or to KDE, or to TWM.  Switching back
> to the "default" desktop didn't work either.  Switchdesk suggested deleting
> the .Xauthority file which I did but that caused an endless list of error
> messages.  GNOME now issues messages about not being able to start the
> "Settings Daemon",
> or the Gnome-clock-applet,
> or loading OFIID,
> or Bonobo - Warnings,
> or the GdkPixbuf assertion 'filename != NULL' failed,
> and Warning: destroyed file still being monitored.

Try "rm ~/.Xclients"

> X windows, for root at least, is now almost useless.  I can only open one
> terminal window within the GUI.  For the record, This is a pure
> test/learning machine and no data will be lost.  I guess that I can copy the
> configuration files from another account or do a reinstall, but I'd like to
> know if this is a bug or something I did wrong.

Running X as root?  Not recommended.

Preferred method is "su -" in a terminal window.


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