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Bug 6153 - Window manager dissappeared
Summary: Window manager dissappeared
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gnome-core
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-10-20 17:40 UTC by margarita
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-02-16 15:28:16 UTC

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Description margarita 1999-10-20 17:40:37 UTC
The root filesystem was clean at the last shutdown. On the
next boot my window manager was gone - just a blue screen
(not BSOD thank God) after the normal login at level 5.
Rebooting several times did not help.
I used the center click on the
mouse to bring up an xterm window. I tried to reset the
enlightenment manager to no avail. I can get all the xterms
I want but no menu bar or gnome. Netscape command line style
works. the linuxconf X window version works if invoked from
the command line.

Is there a way to get the window manager back or do I

Comment 1 margarita 1999-10-20 20:09:59 UTC
This is on Intel not alpha as stated above. I attempted to change
it but couldn't. Another bug? Anyway just so you people know

------- Additional Comments From   10/20/99 23:18 -------
I did an "gdb -c core" on the core of the /root directory and I got
a message of permissions denied on /tmp/orbit-root. I looked and there
were a lot of what I believe were "dead socket or fifo files."

With some intuition, I deleted the directory and files and rebooted.
By some miracle, that fixed the problem. I would like to know what
these files are and the cookie file in /tmp/orbit-root.

Comment 2 Preston Brown 2000-02-16 15:28:59 UTC
crash problems fixed by 6.1 / october gnome.

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