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    Red face [SOLVED] Fedora 9 - Menus cleanly wiped out after patch updates


    Hello all,

    I did a massive patch update on Fedora 9 (right after installation). The system updater had said that lots of security related updates etc. are available. After the patch update I recieved an error message that GNOME power manager is not configured properly.

    Thanks to a forum member's timely helped I could remove the GNOME power manager. Now I find that my entire Navigation menu (which comes on the top) has vanished. And so has the task bar at the bottom. Any window I minimise, then becomes untraceable.

    PS: This issue was there along with the GNOME power manager issue, and it did not start after I remove the power manager.

    Any idea how to fix this one?

    Thanks in advance,
    Sachin.

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    In your home directory there are hidden folders for the gnome system which define all your shortcuts, menu, toolbars etc.

    If you delete these directories they'll be re-created in default format. If you're a bit edgy about doing that, you can just rename them or move them to a temporary directory. The main directories is called '.gnome2', but depending on what apps you have installed and been running there may be one called '.gnome'. Try this:

    Logout. At the login screen press CTRL-ALT-F1 to take you to the text mode prompt.

    Login with your regular username and password. The issue these commands:

    Code:
    mkdir old_gnome
    mv .gnome* old_gnome
    Now do CTRL-D to log out, and press CTRL-ALT-F7 to get back to the graphical login screen and log-in as normal, and all should be well. You'll have to set your desktop up again, of course.

    There may be other directories than '.gnome2' that I may have forgotten about, I'm sure others will point out any omissions on my part.
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    Thanks for your help . Will try out next time. There was some urgency involved, so I reinstalled Fedora 9 for good.

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