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Icons gone, background gone, nothing but terminal will run
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Nexus

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PostPosted: Fri 04 Jan 2013, 02:00    Post subject:  Icons gone, background gone, nothing but terminal will run
Subject description: <<NEVER MIND>>- given up, reinstalled.
 

Okay, so I followed the directions in this thread and now, after rebooting, I find that there are no icons or background in the desktop and nothing will run except urxvt. I followed the instructions on the first page of that thread to the letter, except for having to SFconvert the devx_301.sfs to version 4.

How can I fix this?

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PostPosted: Fri 04 Jan 2013, 02:52    Post subject: Re: Icons gone, background gone, nothing but terminal will run  

Nexus have you tried typing xorgwizard at the prompt?

Nexus wrote:
Okay, so I followed the directions in this thread and now, after rebooting, I find that there are no icons or background in the desktop and nothing will run except urxvt. I followed the instructions on the first page of that thread to the letter, except for having to SFconvert the devx_301.sfs to version 4.

How can I fix this?

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Nexus

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PostPosted: Fri 04 Jan 2013, 03:02    Post subject:  

Yes, I have. It won't run from urxvt, so I tried it from shutdown->exit to prompt. It ran there, but it has not fixed the problem.
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PostPosted: Fri 04 Jan 2013, 03:09    Post subject:  

Have you tried running the propriety driver for your card?

You will probably need the devx installed to compile it though.

Another thing you could try is "e2fsck savefile"

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PostPosted: Fri 04 Jan 2013, 03:22    Post subject:  

I don't think the problem is the driver. It worked just fine for weeks before I installed gcc today.

I tried "e2fsck savefile", but I got the error
Code:
 e2fsck: No such file or directory while trying to open savefile
Possibly non-existent device

I assume I'm supposed to replace "savefile" with the name of my actual save file, but I don't know where that is stored.
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PostPosted: Fri 04 Jan 2013, 03:25    Post subject:  

So, going by that other thread you have a FULL install right?

Often problems can be fixed in full installs by reinstalling but DO NOT wipe!

And doing an fsck on the partition before you do that is a good idea.

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PostPosted: Fri 04 Jan 2013, 03:31    Post subject:  

Yeah, it's a full install.

If it helps any, I tried to figure out why things aren't running by calling them from the terminal. These are the kinds of errors I get:

Code:

#geany
geany: /usr/lib/libgcc_s.so.1: version `GCC_4.2.0' not found (required by /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.6
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