Yet another big gnome problem (YABGP)

Joel Bryan Juliano joelbryan.juliano at
Sun Feb 25 10:23:23 UTC 2007

On 2/25/07, Nicolai Spohrer <nicolai_spohrer at> wrote:
> Hello guys.
> I played with my fonts in kcontrol and so (I use gnome...) and deleted
> the file ~/.fonts-config. Maybe I changed something else, too. I don't
> really know. But now gnome does not want to start anymore for my primary
> user. It works perfectly with my other user-account. And KDE works for
> my primary account at the moment. Problem:
> I enter username/password in GDM (changed my theme), press "Enter" and
> my screen becomes blue - so far, so okay (that's usual). But then I hear
> the usual gnome drums and my desktop freezes. Nothing happens
> anymore.The screen stays absolutely blue. I can use the TTYs and so.
> Reboot does not help. I have some backups but I do not really want to
> use them. And that may not be such a big problem (I hope...).
> Can anybody help me?
> greetings...
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hmm, try this, if it's a font-config problem

dpkg-reconfigure -plow fontconfig-config

or just move .gnome, .gnome2, .nautilus, .gconf, .gconfd, .config to a
backup directory.

"I use to fuel my car with water, now I switched back to gasoline
because my cigarette lighter doesn't work" - People who use Linux but
switched back to Windows.

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