Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 77673
Gnome upgrade problem
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:48:22 EDT
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Description of problem:
This problem was reported as Service Request 217281 and they recommended I
submit a bug report for it.
I upgraded from RedHat 7.3 to RedHat 8.0. I use the Gnome desktop. After the
upgrade one of my accounts has a completely garbled desktop (other accounts are
OK). It's hard to descriobe what happens: I have a number of small windows with
the "do no access" logo, no text is visible at all, but the graphic icons look
right. Basically, nothing seems to work, I don't even know how to log out.
I tried to delete the user and to recreate it, and the desktop is OK the first
time I log in, but if I log off/reboot, next time I log in, the desktop is
messed up again.
Support recommended I remove the directories .gconf, .gconfd, .gnome, .gnome2.
That helps, but only temporarily: after I log off /reboot the desktop is messed
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Standard Gnome release in Redhat 8.0, no special components loaded.
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Log into the account
2.Log off/reboot from the account
3.Log into the account (but this problem happens only for this account, other
accounts are OK)
Actual Results: see description
Expected Results: I expected to find a "normal" desktop, like it is after I
cleanup the various directories mentioned in the description.
As a wild guess, what is the output of
"gconftool-2 -R /desktop/gnome/font_rendering"
After removing the directories .gnome, .gnome2, .gconf, .gconfd, logging into
the accoutn real-net I get the following output:
[real-net@malino2 real-net]$ gconftool-2 -R /desktop/gnome/font_rendering
** (process:6512): WARNING **: Owner of /tmp/orbit-real-net1 is not the current
rgba_order = rgb
antialiasing = grayscale
dpi = 96
hinting = medium
Notice that I have a different account named real-net1 which is the owner of
the directory /tmp/orbit-real-net1. Could that be the problem?
Removing /tmp/orbit-real-net1 probably would have fixed the problem.
Diagnosing how the permissions got screwed up is going be difficult
after all this time.