gnome problems under slackware

Gregory Nowak greg at
Thu Nov 27 18:34:01 EST 2003

Thanks. I don't have a mouse attached, so I guess I'll need to wait with this until I get one.


On Thu, Nov 27, 2003 at 05:59:46PM -0500, Jacob Schmude wrote:
> Hi
> Did you configure X correctly? My guess is that X locked up either due to lack of configuration or incorrect configuration. Best way is to run xfree86-setup 
> utility that comes with slack, then edit /etc/X11/XF86Config and put in your monitor's horizontal and vertical sync rates if you need to. Also, make sure you 
> have a mouse plugged in, I've had X lock up on me for having no mouse.
> I think you may be going about starting gnome and gnopernicus the wrong way. What you probably want to do is:
> 1. link /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc.gnome to /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc, this is probably why you only heard a very small bit of hd activity. Gnome was probably not the 
> default window manager.
> 2. log in as your user in text mode and issue:
> gconftool-2 -s -t bool /desktop/gnome/interface/accessibility true
> 3. export GTK_MODULES=gail:atk-bridge:gail-gnome
> 4. run startx
> 5. within gnome, press alt+f2 and type gnopernicus and press enter
> If everything's set up, that'll make it come up talking. I'd advise adding the export lines to .bash_profile. The gconftool-2 command only needs to be issued 
> once. You can make gnopernicus start automatically from within gnome's control center accessibility options. Note in general, starting X apps from the 
> console isn't the best way to do it.

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