FC6 upgrade to FC7 - blank desktop

Todd Zullinger tmz at pobox.com
Sat Jun 9 17:22:47 UTC 2007

Sam Varshavchik wrote:
> I upgraded FC6 to FC7.  I boot, login from gdm, and get…
> … a complete blank desktop, with just the new background picture.
> Nothing starts.

Shouldn't your old background get used?

> No errors in X's log files.  X comes up fine and initializes, but
> the session does not start.

Just to check, is there anything in ~/.xsession-errors?

Do you have a ~/.xsession or ~/.Xclients script that starts your
session or are you just using the default?

> Tried removing all .gnome* and .gconf* files from my home directory
> -- made no difference.

You probably already tried, but does a new user account work properly
at least?

Sorry I don't have any helpful answers.  But maybe the questions will
lead you to a clue as to where things are failing.

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