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    Default Re: Upgrade to Gnome 2.26 observations

    Quote Originally Posted by gminnerup View Post
    I'm having similar problems - had to upgrade to 2.26 to get Compiz to work with Emerald (see Wiki hereabouts - which worked but then updated something else and now have all kinds of issues: no terminal, no SUSE menu (plain Gnome menu works when added to panel), etc.
    So how to get back to 2.24 (I can always deal with Compiz later)? Zypper something I expect?
    Disable your GNOME 2.26 repositories and downgrade your packages in YaST to GNOME 2.24 (from patterns select GNOME and where the version number is 2.26 select and earlier version for that package in the drop-down list).
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    Hmmm, did that and no great improvement. So I went beyond the pattern and restored a great deal of other packages to their previous versions, and got some improvement. But basically it's still borked: it looks like there's two desktops. My old background comes up on a fresh boot and is then overlaid by solid green. On restarting X I sometimes get the main menu, sometimes I don't. Sometimes Nautilus works, sometimes it doesn't, and so on.Apps work, as far as I can tell, but I don't have access to the external USB drive.
    Is using the DVD to repair the entire system my only remaining option?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gminnerup View Post
    Hmmm, did that and no great improvement. So I went beyond the pattern and restored a great deal of other packages to their previous versions, and got some improvement. But basically it's still borked: it looks like there's two desktops. My old background comes up on a fresh boot and is then overlaid by solid green. On restarting X I sometimes get the main menu, sometimes I don't. Sometimes Nautilus works, sometimes it doesn't, and so on.Apps work, as far as I can tell, but I don't have access to the external USB drive.
    Is using the DVD to repair the entire system my only remaining option?
    Have you tried to reset your GNOME settings?
    In your home directory execute:
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    mv .gnome2 .gnome2_old
    . It's working for KDE4 hope that works with GNOME too.
    This will reset your personal settings in GNOME applications!
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    Default Re: Upgrade to Gnome 2.26 observations

    Haven't done it yet because I've made some more progress by hunting down more packages with the wrong version and downgrading them. I now have my desktop background and all other settings (fonts, panel apps etc) back, and almost everything seems to work (including terminal), except Nautilus and the SUSE slab menu (the Gnome menu works). When I try to launch Nautilus from the terminal I get the following error:
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    (nautilus:20080): Eel-WARNING **: GConf error:
      Failed to contact configuration server; some possible causes are that you need to enable TCP/IP networking for ORBit, or you have stale NFS locks due to a system crash. See http://www.gnome.org/projects/gconf/ for information. (Details -  1: Failed to get connection to session: Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout expired, or the network connection was broken.)
    I've reinstalled Gconf and Nautilus but no change.
    I'm tempted to try your suggestion (many thanks for your help) now but don't want to lose all my personal settings so I'm waiting to see if someone (perhaps a Gnome user) comes along with some other idea.

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    Default Re: Upgrade to Gnome 2.26 observations

    Quote Originally Posted by gminnerup View Post
    Haven't done it yet because I've made some more progress by hunting down more packages with the wrong version and downgrading them. I now have my desktop background and all other settings (fonts, panel apps etc) back, and almost everything seems to work (including terminal), except Nautilus and the SUSE slab menu (the Gnome menu works). When I try to launch Nautilus from the terminal I get the following error:
    Code:
    (nautilus:20080): Eel-WARNING **: GConf error:
      Failed to contact configuration server; some possible causes are that you need to enable TCP/IP networking for ORBit, or you have stale NFS locks due to a system crash. See http://www.gnome.org/projects/gconf/ for information. (Details -  1: Failed to get connection to session: Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout expired, or the network connection was broken.)
    I've reinstalled Gconf and Nautilus but no change.
    I'm tempted to try your suggestion (many thanks for your help) now but don't want to lose all my personal settings so I'm waiting to see if someone (perhaps a Gnome user) comes along with some other idea.
    Yep I'm a GNOME users and I don't have any other idea.
    Your current settings are corrupted, deleting it would be the only way to restore the default configuration.
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    Default Re: Upgrade to Gnome 2.26 observations

    Removing the repos and doing
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    zypper dup
    could have been better I think. I've gone 2.26 twice, had the same issues as you and went back that way. No problems with 2.24

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    Default Re: Upgrade to Gnome 2.26 observations

    Do you think it might still be worth doing? What does it do? And which repos do you disable - only the non-offical ones I assume?

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    Default Re: Upgrade to Gnome 2.26 observations

    1 Remove the gnome 2.26 repos- all of them
    2 Go in terminal and do zypper dup (distribution upgrade -basicly it will dongrade your gnome 'couse you don't have the 2.26 repos)
    I don't know if it's still worth doing. You can do it anyway, maybe you missed some 2.26 packages and they are still installed.

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    I have upgraded to 2.26.2 but nothing was fixed from the known bugs so far.
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    Default Re: Upgrade to Gnome 2.26 observations

    Quote Originally Posted by ram88 View Post
    I have upgraded to 2.26.2 but nothing was fixed from the known bugs so far.
    After applying several updates today, as I normally do every day, Gnome terminal now works. Wish I knew what update fixed things.

    The invisible title bar elements remain a problem.

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