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dan.btown
23rd May 2008, 03:44 PM
In this old and recently closed thread (http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=189279), forum members reported their GNOME missing.

We now ran into the same problem:

We upgraded from F8->F9.

Both KDE4 and GNOME packages are installed, as proves


[root@charla ~]# rpm -qa | grep gnome
gnome-keyring-2.22.1-1.fc9.i386
libgnome-2.22.0-3.fc9.i386
gnome-settings-daemon-2.22.1-0.2008.03.26.7.fc9.i386
gnome-python2-2.22.0-2.fc9.i386
gnome-mime-data-2.18.0-2.fc7.noarch
gnome-keyring-pam-2.22.1-1.fc9.i386
gnome-themes-2.22.0-1.fc9.noarch
gnome-panel-2.22.1.2-6.fc9.i386
gnome-python2-gnomevfs-2.22.0-2.fc9.i386
gnome-python2-bonobo-2.22.0-2.fc9.i386
gnome-packagekit-0.1.12-12.20080430.fc9.i386
PolicyKit-gnome-libs-0.8-4.fc9.i386
libgnomekbd-2.22.0-2.fc9.i386
libgnomeprintui22-2.18.2-1.fc9.i386
libgnomeui-2.22.1-2.fc9.i386
gnome-panel-libs-2.22.1.2-6.fc9.i386
gnome-mount-0.8-1.fc9.i386
gnome-sharp-2.16.1-1.fc9.i386
gnome-python2-canvas-2.22.0-2.fc9.i386
gnome-python2-gconf-2.22.0-2.fc9.i386
NetworkManager-gnome-0.7.0-0.9.3.svn3623.fc9.i386
gnome-icon-theme-2.22.0-6.fc9.noarch
libgnomecanvas-2.20.1.1-2.fc9.i386
libgnomeprint22-2.18.4-1.fc9.i386
gnome-spell-1.0.8-4.fc9.i386
gnome-pilot-2.0.16-2.fc9.i386
gnome-vfs2-obexftp-0.4-6.fc9.i386
bluez-gnome-0.25-1.fc9.i386
libgnomecups-0.2.3-3.fc9.i386
PolicyKit-gnome-0.8-4.fc9.i386
gnome-python2-gtkhtml2-2.19.1-15.fc9.i386
fedora-gnome-theme-8.0.0-1.fc8.noarch
gnome-menus-2.22.1-1.fc9.i386
gnome-vfs2-2.22.0-1.fc9.i386
gnome-desktop-2.22.1-4.fc9.i386
gnome-media-2.22.0-2.fc9.i386
gnome-python2-extras-2.19.1-15.fc9.i386
GDM provides no choice of the Desktop Environment, it always brings us to KDE4.

After switching to KDM using the /etc/sysconfig/desktop file, KDM also provides no way to choose a GNOME session.

An attempt to re-groupinstall GNOME failed:

[root@charla ~]# yum groupinstall "GNOME Desktop Environment"
Geladene Plugins: refresh-packagekit
Einrichten des Gruppenprozess
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/yum", line 29, in <module>
yummain.user_main(sys.argv[1:], exit_code=True)
File "/usr/share/yum-cli/yummain.py", line 241, in user_main
errcode = main(args)
File "/usr/share/yum-cli/yummain.py", line 116, in main
result, resultmsgs = base.doCommands()
File "/usr/share/yum-cli/cli.py", line 311, in doCommands
return self.yum_cli_commands[self.basecmd].doCommand(self, self.basecmd, self.extcmds)
File "/usr/share/yum-cli/yumcommands.py", line 327, in doCommand
return base.installGroups(extcmds)
File "/usr/share/yum-cli/cli.py", line 859, in installGroups
self.logger.error(_('Warning: Group %s does not exist.'), group_strng)
NameError: global name 'group_strng' is not defined

Any ideas?

Thx.

-- Dan

PhillyFloyd
23rd May 2008, 04:25 PM
After you click on your user ID look at the very bottom of the screen, you should see the desktop environment selector, it is kinda small, and not in the main GUI where you enter your password

dan.btown
23rd May 2008, 04:47 PM
After you click on your user ID look at the very bottom of the screen, you should see the desktop environment selector, it is kinda small, and not in the main GUI where you enter your password
I guess your answer refers to GDM.

When using GDM, the "task bar area" (not really a task bar, but looks like it at first glance) at first shows only the wheel chair button in the left lower corner of the screen.

When we select one of the entries of the user list in the main GUI, the list is reduced to the choosen entry, but looses focus (= blue selection bar). Only when we click once more on the entry (which is now the only user presented in the list) to return the focus to it, the task bar shows the language selector in the middle of it.

However, we can't find a session selector.

If you do, can you pls. take my hand and guide me? Can you say something like "When in GDM, put your eyes to the right lower corner of your screen" or smth. the like?

Thx.

-- Dan

dan.btown
24th May 2008, 05:51 PM
This problem is solved.

After installing more GNOME-related packages, GNOME is finally also offered as a session type in KDM.

However, in GDM we can positivly confirm a session type selector is displayed at lower fringe of the screen if and only if both GNOME and KDE are installed.

Thx.

-- Dan.