GNOME 2.0 Desktop for the Solaris Operating Environment Troubleshooting Guide

2.3 General Startup Problems


How do I fix general startup problems such as the following:

  • The login process never gets past the black screen.

  • Panels do not respond to my input.

  • Icons do not display correctly.

  • Panels do not appear.

  • Error messages appear referring to missing files in /opt/gnome-2.0/share.

  • The GNOME Menu icon appears in place of the correct icon.

  • The desktop background image is an empty white space.


Perform the following steps:

  1. Run the following cleanup script: /usr/bin/gnome-cleanup

  2. Remove your session files from ~/.dt/sessions/gnome

  3. Make sure you do not have anything in your .xinitrc file that conflicts with the GNOME 2.0 Desktop. If you are not sure, rename your ~/.xinitrc file to /.xinitrc.orig and try to login again.

  4. Make sure your LD_LIBRARY_PATH does not point to a directory which contains incompatible versions of the GNOME libraries. The GNOME 2.0 Desktop does not require LD_LIBRARY_PATH to be set at all. If you must define this for other applications, try adding /usr/lib and /usr/sfw to the beginning of your LD_LIBRARY_PATH.

  5. Kill the gconfd-2 process.

  6. Run the following command: bonobo-slay

    Try to log in again.