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Re: Disaster now no GUI

From: Jim Cornette <fc-cornette insight rr com>
Reply-To: For users of Fedora Core releases <fedora-list redhat com>
To: For users of Fedora Core releases <fedora-list redhat com>
Subject: Re: Disaster now no GUI
Date: Tue, 12 Sep 2006 20:20:05 -0400

Jim Douglas wrote:
I had a confilct with hwdata and yumex removed it and all it's dependencies....by mistake.

No more GUI, no nore bash shelll. But it didn't destroy all my configuration info for networking webserver etc...and I'm hompeful I can get things back to normal with some help...

What I did to try and fix it was was upgraded to FC5(from FC4) but now I can't start my GUI

startx says "bash: command not found"

For the X problem, running yum groupinstall "X Window System" might work. For the rest, you might try installing known missing packages in the hope that the installation will pull in all of the missing pieces.

system-config-display lets me change setting but on exit there's an error message that says. Windows Manager warning: failed to read from file /usr/share/themes...metacity.xml

I checked and there is no directory "themes" it must have been deleted by my yumex mistake.

That is probably what happened.

How can I get the Windows Manager Bback? What do I need to install/config?

A final message I got says,
Windows Manager warning:  Lost Connection to Display: ':17.0":
most likely the xserver was shut down or you lled/destroyed the windows manager.

Can someone tell me the best way to restore my windows manager/GUI?

yum groupinstall "X Window System"
is my only guess.


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yum is gone also, how can I install yum?


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