Bug 6153 - Window manager dissappeared
Window manager dissappeared
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gnome-core (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-10-20 13:40 EDT by margarita
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-16 10:28:16 EST
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Description margarita 1999-10-20 13:40:37 EDT
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 16:09:59 EDT
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 10:28:59 EST
crash problems fixed by 6.1 / october gnome.

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