MORE Re: SL6 to F16??

Beartooth beartooth at
Mon Oct 31 21:01:59 UTC 2011

On Mon, 31 Oct 2011 20:06:32 +0000, Beartooth wrote:

> 	But something is still wrong. It gets part way through booting,
> then gives me an error box saying it failed to load session "gdm-shell"
> and a Log Out button. Clicking the button just takes you back to the
> same error box.
> 	At that point, it does accept an ssh connection. Using one, I
> tried yum update, and also added a few things; but no joy.

	I ssh'd into it again, became root, did init 3, and the error box 
went away, giving me a prompt. I logged in as user, and tried startx. 
That got me a different error box, this time complaining of gnome itself.

	I hit the logout button in the box; it gave me my prompt back, 
plus a lot of messages, which appear to've been its response to startx. 

	They begin with one saying that file /home/btth/.serverauth.1845 
does not exist. Then come a lot of messages from the X server 1.11.1 
Among other things, it's using /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d and /usr/share/X11/
xorg.conf.d, getting the monitor size wrong (1024x768 instead of 
1680x1050) and failing to find gnome-shell, metacity, nor gnome-panel. 

	How do I remind it to boot to xfce instead of gnome??

Beartooth Staffwright, Not Quite Clueless Power User
I have precious (very precious!) little idea where up is.

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