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Description of problem:
I am not certain if anacondond did this or the failed/recovered
XFree86 installation post-install problems did it. The gnome panel,
desktop icons, and wallpaper are gone, all I get is a single xterm on
a black background.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Start with Redhat 7.3
2.It may or may not need X 4.4 or other installation aborting condition.
I hope not as recovery can be a real pain.
3.Upgrade existing system to Fedora.
Actual Results: gnome desktop is gone
Expected Results: gnome panel, icons and wallpaper appear after 'startx'
You're upgrading from something that's not an actual release where
you've changed major system components. This isn't really supportable.
Um, no. I upgraded XFree86 and gnome worked fine with it. The Fedora
installation process clobbered it, even if not intentionally. This is
a Fedora problem, not XFree86 or gnome. It's possible you saved the
customizable /etc/xinitrc and related startup scripts andf failed
to restore them because your XFree86 installation failed. Or it
could be completely unrelated.