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Old 11th July 2007, 03:00 AM
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I may have uninstalled Gnome

The other day I upgraded from Fedora 6 to Fedora 7. Right after my installation there were over 200 package updates available so I install them and reboot. When I reboot and log in to my Gnome desktop I got a bunch of error messages along the lines of "Couldn't start clock applet" and a bunch of other errors in starting all my gnome panel applets.

I then logged out, logged in to KDE and uninstalled gnome and all the dependencies things thinking that I would reinstall them right after. After Gnome was uninstalled I looked for the Remove/Add Software app to reinstall Gnome. I couldn't find it so I rebooted.

After rebooting I wasn't greeted with my usual login screen instead it was text. I logged in as root and got a bunch of error messages. I think since I set up root to login with Gnome and Gnome is gone, it can't login. (I also tried with my other accounts and it is the same)

Does anyone know what I can do to get my files back or reinstall Gnome?

Thanks



PS I also tried using a Live CD (Knoppix) and I got a bunch of error messages.
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Old 11th July 2007, 03:16 AM
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When you reboot, at the grub screen, press any key and select the kernel you want to boot. press "e" key to edit and go to the end of the kernel line (after rhgb quiet) add a space and 3 then press enter to accept the change then "b" to boot.

It should boot in text mode. login and hopefully you didn't lose yum in the process.
Code:
 yum groupinstall "GNOME Desktop Environment"
with the quotes.
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Old 11th July 2007, 03:22 AM
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yum install switchdesk
switchdesk KDE
yum install pirut
startx
then look for add/remove software and install Gnome...then after
switchdesk gnome
log off and back in with gnome.
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Old 11th July 2007, 11:20 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by w5set
yum install switchdesk
switchdesk KDE
yum install pirut
startx
then look for add/remove software and install Gnome...then after
switchdesk gnome
log off and back in with gnome.
Thank you, I will try this tonight.
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Old 11th July 2007, 11:31 PM
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When you reboot, at the grub screen, press any key and select the kernel you want to boot. press "e" key to edit and go to the end of the kernel line (after rhgb quiet) add a space and 3 then press enter to accept the change then "b" to boot.

It should boot in text mode. login and hopefully you didn't lose yum in the process.
Code:
 yum groupinstall "GNOME Desktop Environment"
with the quotes.
This should work a treat but he may need to reinstall gdm as well

su
yum install gdm
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Old 13th July 2007, 02:36 AM
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Alright, it will not let me install anything because for some reason it is not connecting to the Internet. Does anyone know how to burn files to a CD in text mode? Or perhaps put them on a flash drive.
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Old 13th July 2007, 03:51 AM
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service network restart
ifconfig
and post back results of both.
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Old 13th July 2007, 04:18 AM
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service network restart failed.

ifconfig:
Said a bunch of stuff.

Sorry if that doesn't help.
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Old 13th July 2007, 04:31 AM
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dang you toasted more then just the gnome desktop..
probably got this one too...if so--maybe fubared without a F7 disk.

system-config-network
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Old 13th July 2007, 04:40 AM
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system config network works but setting up a new connection doesn't.
w5set, is there a way to transfer files to a flash drive using terminal?
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Old 13th July 2007, 06:14 AM
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why do not use the installation DVD/CD and boot into rescue mode. This can also give you internet connection. Mount your Fedora install and then do yum install for stuff.
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Old 13th July 2007, 06:33 AM
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why do not use the installation DVD/CD and boot into rescue mode. This can also give you internet connection. Mount your Fedora install and then do yum install for stuff.
Yes, I can get Internet this way but I get this error:
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ImportError:No module named yummain
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Old 16th July 2007, 12:08 AM
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could try this
"rpm -iv --force http://mirror.aarnet.edu.au/pub/fedora/linux/updates/7/i386/yum-3.2.1-1.fc7.noarch.rpm"
remove the quote marks.
that is if rpm still works.
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Old 16th July 2007, 12:42 AM
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could try this
"rpm -iv --force http://mirror.aarnet.edu.au/pub/fedora/linux/updates/7/i386/yum-3.2.1-1.fc7.noarch.rpm"
remove the quote marks.
that is if rpm still works.

Dont use force try


Code:
su 
wget http://mirror.aarnet.edu.au/pub/fedora/linux/updates/7/i386/yum-3.2.1-1.fc7.noarch.rpm
rpm -Uvh --replacepkgs yum-3.2.1-1.fc7.noarch.rpm
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Old 16th July 2007, 04:01 AM
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We can't use "The Force"?

--force short hand for --replacepkgs --replacefiles
(it may require "forcing" since he fragged yummain a python "file") ??
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