I am using a gnome environment.After having installed several kde application as k3b, my desktop management is quit lost.
Gnome can’t configure my desktop because of conflict with kde.
What do You advice ?
Thank You in advance
Can you be a little more precise about what the problem is?
It’s normally perfectly fine running KDE apps in gnome. They don’t integrate perfectly, and pull in lots of dependencies, but it shouldn’t actually go wrong…
Advice? Don’t use GNOME!
As confuseling said, there’s no problem mixing apps of different DEs. Something’s messed up in your system
Well, why not use kde ? Good question. I will probably try it once I will have make a good idea of the gnome.
There is an application called “customise your desktop” or something like that (translate from Frensh, did you note english wasn’t my mother language …). When I start it I get a warning message about the conflict “cant run gnome daemon”. This was today morning, now after a reboot, it is even worse. When I start the same application, I have CLI sreen for a second and that’s all.
Something to cancel ?
Hmmm… Sounds broken to me, as Microchip suggests.
Did you check your md5sum when you downloaded, and do a media check before you installed?
Maybe run ‘zypper verify’ in a console?
Are you launching this thing from an icon or a menu? If you can find out what the program’s actually called (maybe right click on it, or find a menu applications editor?), then type the program’s name in a terminal, you might get a better idea of what’s going wrong.
Checksum of what ? Sorry, I don’t understand.
The only thing I dowloaded is an update, threw the usual system update.
I tried to adjust my desktop and selected the “Desktop effects”. Bad idea, have now a white screen …
Is it a way to switch it off in CLI ? Failsafe mode is still running well.
Thank you in advance for Your support
I have used both for many years and I consistently find that Gnome is more compatible with most hardware and less prone to problems.
2 ways you could do this, neither of them especially elegant.
Rename config directories like ~/.gnome, ~/.compiz (no idea what it’ll be called, but you’ll find it…) Once you’ve found the right one, rename all the others back again (from runlevel 3).
Switch to vesa driver ‘sax2 -r -m 0=vesa’, load gnome, change settings back to where they should be, switch back to your proper graphics driver. Warning: I have no idea how you switch back to your proper graphics driver. Don’t do this unless you know how to do that (although as it’s installed already, it shouldn’t, in theory, be hard - a simple ‘sax2 -r’ might do it…)
Or wait for someone with a better idea…
[Oh, and for the md5sum, I meant for the original install…]
New User X adjusted his/her AFDB on Sunday 13 Sep 2009 19:56 to write:
> Checksum of what ? Sorry, I don’t understand.
> The only thing I dowloaded is an update, threw the usual system
> I tried to adjust my desktop and selected the “Desktop effects”. Bad
> idea, have now a white screen …
> Is it a way to switch it off in CLI ? Failsafe mode is still running
> Thank you in advance for Your support
Did this update contain a kernel update?
If so you probably need to re-install the graphic drivers, the white screen
normally shows if you have effects enabled but there is no 3D accel due to
Also to reboot from cli type:
to shutdown type:
shutdown -h now
as root of course, the -h means halt
Nullus in verba
Nil illegitimi carborundum
If you can boot to Failsafe then just change the settings from there. Failsafe is the same login it just has different kernel arguments at boot which provide a basic X
xgl-switch --enable-xgl (to enable Xgl and activate Compiz at startup)
xgl-switch --disable-xgl (to disable Xgl and deactivate Compiz)
First, I am not using proprietary graphic drivers but vesa. I was just boring to re-install them after every single kernel update.
I would love te adjust the setting in cli. Just don’t know how …
The xgl commands you wrote are unknown in cli, sorry.
Then, sax2 start but stay in cli screen, locked.
Any other good advice ?
You could load it, and on the off-chance that it’s actually running, but not displaying anything, hit alt-f2 for run, then type ‘gnome-terminal’, hit return, wait a second or two, then type ‘metacity --replace&’ and hit return.
Might but didn’t.
by 'gnome-config’I get ‘terminal cant be opened.Parameter cant be read’.
By ‘metacity–replace&’ I get ‘command unknow’.
I found that : '.config/compiz/compizconfig/Defaut.ini
Is it anything I could do with that defaut file ?Rename, how?Edit and modify, how?
Thank You so far
Has a space in it, which is probably why it didn’t work - and missing spaces would probably explain why caf’s suggestion from the last page didn’t work either.
To move something ‘mv [source] [destination]’, try ‘man mv’ for further instructions. To edit a text file, you can use gedit in gnome, or vi or nano on command line.
‘zypper install nano’ to get nano - it’s a lot less hassle than vi.
First - try caf’s suggestions again, making sure to copy them exactly. If not, I’m pretty sure metacity --replace& will do it.
Command defenitly doesn’t work. I get answer ‘error window managment - unable to open x display’
Tried several times to ru sax2 but unsucessfully, screen remains locked on the line ‘sax2: using cach data …’
Tried to open Default.ini with nano, empty file.
Is it anything else I can do.
It is amazing that because of a flag in a case, I can’t get back my system working at all.
Thank You so far
Try ‘cd’ to change to your home directory, then any one of (or all of…)
mv .gnome .gnome.bak mv .gnome2 .gnome2.bak mv .gconf .gconf.bak mv .compiz .compiz.bak
This is the nuclear option - it won’t delete your user files, but all settings should be reset. It should reset them all to default - I can’t guarantee that, but the worst you’ll have to do is make a new user if it goes belly up. If that works, you can maybe rescue some of the settings afterwards. I’m afraid I’m out of other ideas… Sorry.
I did it.Got my desktop running for a while, until I selected the desktop setting and without having changed anything, a nice flash, colorful and no more desktop anymore.
I loaded my opensuse cd and got my system back to original version.
Did the upates then but I have another problem now.
But is quite different (software update menu) so let’s close this thread and I’ll open another.
Thank You for Your support.
Hope it works out - and good on you for remaining patient.
It can be frustrating at first, but once you’ve worked out your way around it’ll all seem worth it.