MORE Re: SL6 to F16??

Bob Goodwin bobgoodwin at
Mon Oct 31 22:30:24 UTC 2011

On 31/10/11 17:01, Beartooth wrote:
> 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??

        Try startxfce4 or startxfce ...


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