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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.77 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.4.5 i686)
Description of problem:
When having a running gnome session, then switch to a kde session with
switchdesk, then switch within the kde session back to the gnome session
(using switchdesk again), and then starting X with startx, the gnome
session is not started (no gnome logo appears), but the desktop hangs.
After rebooting my system, startx is starting the gnome session correctly.
Remark: I don't use a X display manager, but start X directly from the
Steps to Reproduce:
1.see error description
Actual Results: the X desktop hangs
Expected Results: a correctly started gnome
Please try again with the latest package. I've tested this according to your
description and had no problems at all.