View Full Version : Where did my desktop go ! ?

27th May 2006, 02:26 PM
Hi All,

Probably me.... I was removing some packages from my server and everything seemed fine till this morning. My Gnome desktop has disappeared and it's been replaced with what looks like a standard xwindow desktop. How do I get it back or do I have to reinstall the OS from scratch ?

Thanks in advance,

27th May 2006, 02:47 PM
You could use yum to do a group install of gnome if everything else is working OK.

27th May 2006, 04:51 PM
did you try the command

gnome-panel to start gnome again? If it is not there then I would go with what jbannon said.

Maybe try
switchdesk gnome
at the command line (the default desktop have been changed).

27th May 2006, 09:59 PM
Hi Guys,

Thanks for the help.... as it turned out I did remove somethings I shouldn't have. Yum groupinstall gnome did the trick and reinstalled the same darn things I recently removed with yumex..... got tobe a little more careful with that one now don't I !

Appreciate the help,

27th May 2006, 10:27 PM
Don't worry. It happens to everyone at some point.