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    Default After restart I'm not in GNOME anymore, but linux-tapz

    Hi,

    I am fairly new to linux world and don't know my way around that much.

    Yesterday I install Postgresql server and I played around with kerberos stuff ( I uninstalled most of kerberos packages) and now that I have restarted the OS today, I see the following screen instead of going to my gnome desktop.

    I have OpenSUSE 13.1 with updates applied.

    Search google for linux-tapz literally return nothing relevant and even "linux-tapz" (with the " ) returns something about a bug on lenovo laptops!

    I would really appreciate if you guide me towards a solution to go back to gnome. I tried Alt-F7 and nothing happens.

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: After restart I'm not in GNOME anymore, but linux-tapz

    Quote Originally Posted by aramazhari View Post
    Yesterday I install Postgresql server and I played around with kerberos stuff ( I uninstalled most of kerberos packages) and now that I have restarted the OS today, I see the following screen instead of going to my gnome desktop.
    Which screen? I guess you forgot to attach a picture?

    Search google for linux-tapz literally return nothing relevant and even "linux-tapz" (with the " ) returns something about a bug on lenovo laptops!
    "linux-tapz" looks like a hostname automatically assigned during installation.

    My guess is, that what you are seeing is a login screen.
    What happens when you enter your username and password?

    As to why Autologin is not working any more:
    Maybe you somehow uninstalled "gdm", and are seeing "xdm" now? (is that login screen in light-grey, with a yellow xconsole window?)
    Try to reinstall "gdm" then:
    Code:
    sudo zypper in -f gdm

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    Default Re: After restart I'm not in GNOME anymore, but linux-tapz

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfi323 View Post
    Which screen? I guess you forgot to attach a picture?


    "linux-tapz" looks like a hostname automatically assigned during installation.

    My guess is, that what you are seeing is a login screen.
    What happens when you enter your username and password?

    As to why Autologin is not working any more:
    Maybe you somehow uninstalled "gdm", and are seeing "xdm" now? (is that login screen in light-grey, with a yellow xconsole window?)
    Try to reinstall "gdm" then:
    Code:
    sudo zypper in -f gdm

    Sorry about that. I tried to find the edit button for the thread post but no luck...

    And here's the screenshot


    After login, I see that I'm in the IceWM gui! I also get an error about the gnome keyring in the logs....

    After running the following command:
    Code:
    sudo zypper in -f gdm
    I got asked to choose a solution because there were conflicts, specifically krb-mini... something and I chose solution 1 which was deinstallation of krb-mini package.

    Now I have my gnome back!!

    Thank you so much as I would have never solved this any other way.

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    Default Re: After restart I'm not in GNOME anymore, but linux-tapz

    Quote Originally Posted by aramazhari View Post
    And here's the screenshot
    Right, that's "xdm".

    After running the following command:
    Code:
    sudo zypper in -f gdm
    I got asked to choose a solution because there were conflicts, specifically krb-mini... something and I chose solution 1 which was deinstallation of krb-mini package.
    There are two krb packages, the full "krb5" and "krb5-mini" (I'm not 100% sure atm what this contains, but I think it's mainly there to build other packages without having to install the full krb5 and its dependencies), which conflict with each other obviously, as they both provide "krb5" (that's why you might get krb5-mini installed because of dependencies if you uninstall krb5).
    GNOME apparently needs the full "krb5" package though.

    You said you uninstalled most of the kerberos packages in your first post.
    Most likely you uninstalled gdm as well as a result of dependencies. (and likely some other necessary GNOME packages like gnome-session-core and gnome-shell, which would cause you getting IceWM instead)
    Re-installing gdm "fixed" your login screen, and as gdm requires those other two packages I mentioned, it fixed GNOME as well.

    Thank you so much as I would have never solved this any other way.
    You're welcome.
    Last edited by wolfi323; 24-Mar-2014 at 03:05.

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