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Hello to everyone, I had installed Debian lenny just two dys back. i am using gnome-desktop. When using apt-get i tried apt-get autoremove and the result was that so many ...
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    [SOLVED] apt-get autoremove resulted in balnk GNOME desktop


    Hello to everyone,

    I had installed Debian lenny just two dys back. i am using gnome-desktop. When using apt-get i tried apt-get autoremove and the result was that so many packages were removed for eg. nautilus, gnome-games, gnome-background etc. Then i tried to stop the process in between and installed the packages again (with apt-get install). Now after rebooting i am getting only the desktop without any icons and no commands are working. I can still go to single user mode. How can i get my desktop with all functions. Can anybody help me?
    Thank you in advance

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    Hello and welcome to the forums!

    It's been a long time since I last ran Debian but if I remember correctly, you can check the log files to see what packages have been updated or removed with apt. The log file might be located at /var/log/dpkg.log but I can't say for sure, as it's been too long. If you can check that and then reinstall the pertinent packages, maybe your system will work properly again.

    Perhaps someone that is currently running Debian will reply with more info for you.
    oz

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    You have removed a lot of Gnome packages using autoremove option. Did you add/remove source recently?
    You have to re-install Gnome.
    Code:
    apt-get install gnome-desktop-environment
    Above command will install all missing packages.
    Check this link for more details.
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    Hi,
    Thank you ozar and devils casper
    I will try as you suggested

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    Hi,
    I tried as you suggested and done and typed the command

    apt-get install gnome-envornment

    But during the execution of the command i got some error messages like this

    ATAPI device hdb:
    Error: Medium error -- (Sense key=0x03)
    Unrecovered read error -- (asc=0x11, ascq=0x00)
    The failed "Read 10" packet command was:
    "28 00 00 04 fa cc 00 00 40 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 "
    end_request: I/O error, dev hdb, sector 1305392
    printk: 38 messages suppressed.
    logical block 678010
    Buffer I/O error on device hdb, logical block 678011
    Buffer I/O error on device hdb, logical block 678012
    Buffer I/O error on device hdb, logical block 678013
    Buffer I/O error on device hdb, logical block 678014
    Buffer I/O error on device hdb, logical block 678015
    Buffer I/O error on device hdb, logical block 678016
    Buffer I/O error on device hdb, logical block 678017
    Buffer I/O error on device hdb, logical block 678018
    Buffer I/O error on device hdb, logical block 678019
    99%
    (Actually something like this block no and adresses were different)
    InstallationCD was in the cd drive

    After this i typed gdm and the screen appeared without any panel and icons
    But the screen was available.

    Any advice?

    Thank you

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    Have you tried to remove CD from CD Drive and execute command again?
    Does your machine has internet access?
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    Hi,

    I have an internet connection. I will try instalaltion of packages with internet after removing cd

    Thank you

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    Hi,
    I done as you suggeested and got my desktop back after rebooting
    Thank You and thanks to the community and linux forums

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    Glad to help you !
    Do start a new thread if you have any other question.
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