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Hello there, Been using linux for a while now, and yesterday encounered a problem I've never had before. Now, my laptop has gentoo installed along with GNOME 2.20? nVidia GeForce ...
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    "GNOME" session removed from GDM


    Hello there,
    Been using linux for a while now, and yesterday encounered a problem I've never had before. Now, my laptop has gentoo installed along with GNOME 2.20? nVidia GeForce 440 Go. Installed gentoo on it about 6 months ago, then been using it occasionally, mostly for interent and uni.

    Now, yesterday I booted it, did --sync, started to emerge new version of wine, but then cancelled it half-way throught. Surfed internet for a bit, changed my wallpaper, shutdown.

    Today, I turn it on, it boots, but when it starts XDM the screen turns black and everything hangs. Tried it 4 times. Once it has gone as far as loading my wallpaper!

    So I updated xorg-server to 1.3.0.0-r6 (from -r5), gdm, and nVidia drivers ( from 96.43.05 to 96.43.07 ). Now it runs properly, but I only get option to run x-window manager, or GNOME fail-safe session! No "GNOME" option anymore in GDM, like on my desktop computer. If I use the fails safe mode it works fine, and has all my previous settings.

    Why all of a sudden this happens? Anyone had a similar thing? One thing to note is that my laptop is on its 5 year (maybe its dying )
    Gentoo 2.6.24 amd64
    AMD Anthlon 64 X2, 2 GB RAM, Asus M2N-MX, nVidia GeForce 9600GT 512Mb, 250Gb + 160Gb HDDs

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    HOWTO GDM Sessions - Gentoo Linux Wiki

    Try this. Hope that helps.

    Comradely, DingoBoy.
    (Note: I found that after a single google search - I know STFW is inpolite, but please do).

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    Updating GNOME to 2.22 fixed the problem!
    Gentoo 2.6.24 amd64
    AMD Anthlon 64 X2, 2 GB RAM, Asus M2N-MX, nVidia GeForce 9600GT 512Mb, 250Gb + 160Gb HDDs

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