Gnome has no response to any operation...

Dear all,

I got this problem several days ago, still cannot find a solution.

I run SUSE on my machine for a year, but I’m really a newbie on Linux. In the system monitor it states:
Release 11.2
Kernel Linux -0.1 -desktop
GNOME 2.28.0

Last week when I rebooted my machine, I suddenly found my machine had no response to any click or typing. When the cursor move to any icons, they can be highlighted, but when I click them, no response at all. The weird thing is almost every time after I reboot the computer, it can work for a few minutes, then stop working. But if I press Ctrl+Alt+Backspace, it can be log out.

I think there must be something wrong with my GNOME, 'cause everything seems working fine when I login IceWM. I googled this, some people suggested may be recover the .config file in my home directory. But I don’t have this file in my home directory. I’m totally lost now…

Someone has idea about this?

Many thanks!!!


Generally renaming the ~/.gnome directories (there are 2) will force things back to default. That is where all the gnome stuff is configured

If you want to test before doing it create a new user log in as them and see if they have the same problem. If they don’t then renaming or removing the ~/.gnome directories will fix the problem with your user. But if the problem is still there it is is something else.

On 2010-11-04 15:06, the rock yy wrote:

> Release 11.2
> Kernel Linux -0.1 -desktop
> GNOME 2.28.0

Besides gogalthorp answer, you also need to update your system. We are
beyond kernel now. We also have gnome 2.28.2.

So you haven’t done any security updates to your system, and it is at risk.

Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 11.2 x86_64 “Emerald” at Telcontar)