[Ardour-Users] Can anyone help with a Linux problem ?

John Emmas johne53 at tiscali.co.uk
Thu May 28 13:10:44 PDT 2009

Drat..!  Moving the gnome folders didn't help.  Also, whilst
"gnome-session-properties --help" seems to work, attempting to run
gnome-session-properties with any of its options results in a critical error
about not being able to connect to the X server (maybe I should have used
sudo - didn't think of that).  Anyway....

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mark Knecht"
> this case sounds like what happens to my wife every couple of months.
> No one on the Gnome lists I've tried knows how to fix it. A few, very
> few, have even seen it.

Funnily enough, although you said your wife uses Gentoo, this sounds exactly
like the problem that caused me to abandon Ubuntu.  Every few months it
would boot up to a totally blank screen (orange, in Ubuntu's case).  No
icons, no mouse cursor, no launch bar, nothing.  Just a totally blank
screen.  The only 'fix' I ever found was to restore a previously backed up
partition.  But 3 or 4 months later the same thing would happen again.

> Either use the new account and move files
Yes, I think I'll do that tomorrow.  For now I'm afraid I've got to go and
cook some dinner!!  Thanks everyone for all your help.  I've got plenty of
ideas to try out tomorrow.


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