[Resolved] Can't login into Gnome after updates yersterday (10.04

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Sat Oct 2 00:10:16 UTC 2010

On 10/01/2010 02:07 PM, Li Li wrote:
> On Fri, 2010-10-01 at 18:18 +0100, seanh wrote:
>> On Fri, Oct 01, 2010 at 05:17:19PM +0100, seanh wrote:
>> I deleted a bunch of hidden directories in my home directory: .gnome2,
>> .gconf, .gconfd, .dbus, .cache and then rebooted and everything seems
>> fine now. Looks like some file got corrupted in one of those dirs. I
>> have a second hard drive that is larger, I may do a fresh install onto
>> that soon.
> If it happens again, I'd suggest moving anything you suspect of causing
> the difficulty into a temporary directory (where GNOME can't find them)
> and then restoring them one-by-one until it fails.  That way you don't
> lose *all* of your configs and you zero in on what caused the problem.
> I almost always make another John Doe user when I install so as to have
> somewhere to work from when I corrupt things, which I will.

Good advice.

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