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Hello everyone! I have installed Fedora Core 6 not too long ago (24th January). Everything was fine. I then did an update of all packages that the update manager had. ...
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    Can't log off or shut down!


    Hello everyone!
    I have installed Fedora Core 6 not too long ago (24th January). Everything was fine. I then did an update of all packages that the update manager had. Now when i log into my user account, and stay for more than about 5 minutes, when I want to log off or shut down, gnome panel etc dissapears leaving only my wallpaper and a mouse (can move it around). It then doesn't progress any further! I tried to press the power button, but it don't do anything. So now I have to turn the PC off from the mains. It really is annoying. Within about 5 minutes it logs off fine. Same problem in root account. Please help! Thank you.

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    What desktop are you using? Do you get any error message?

    BTW:next time make updates using yum !

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    Some times updates include a kernel upgrade and even though it loads the new kernel in the server needs a reboot. This could be the problem.
    Oh BTW, the you need to hold the power button in for like 10 seconds before it powers off.

    show the outputs of these commands:

    cat /etc/grub.conf


    and


    uname -a
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    Hello,
    Ok. The 'cat' command output -

    # grub.conf generated by anaconda
    #
    # Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
    # NOTICE: You do not have a /boot partition. This means that
    # all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /, eg.
    # root (hd0,4)
    # kernel /boot/vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/sda5
    # initrd /boot/initrd-version.img
    #boot=/dev/sda
    default=0
    timeout=5
    splashimage=(hd0,4)/boot/grub/splash.xpm.gz
    hiddenmenu
    title Fedora Core (2.6.19-1.2895.fc6)
    root (hd0,4)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.19-1.2895.fc6 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet iommu=off
    initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.19-1.2895.fc6.img
    title Fedora Core (2.6.18-1.2798.fc6)
    root (hd0,4)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.18-1.2798.fc6 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet iommu=off
    initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.18-1.2798.fc6.img
    title Windows
    rootnoverify (hd0,0)
    chainloader +1

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    The output of uname - a -

    Linux localhost.localdomain 2.6.19-1.2895.fc6 #1 SMP Wed Jan 10 18:50:56 EST 2007 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    By the way, I have updated the kernel through yum. The rest of the packages were updated through Update Manager (is there a difference between commandline yum and Update Manager? I always thought that UM was only a graphical front-end, being a noob). Thank you. I will try to hold the power button for longer.

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    Oh I forgot, sorry - my desktop is GNOME, and no, I don't get any error messages. The panel and icons dissapear, leaving me with a moveble mouse cursor and my background. Thats' it. Thanks

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    I had a similar problem with KDE, I got so tired of it happening that I just deleted the /home/tbob/.kde directory. Yeah I lost all my settings for KDE and so forth, but it fixed my problem, which was actually the kicker program.
    EDIT: Do you have your panel set to auto hide? If so, you might try unsetting that.
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    Hello,
    i don't have the panel set to auto hide. It all started happening after I updated all the packages, so maybe there's a bug in something. What will happen if I delete the file you mentioned? Will GNOME still load? I am quite fed up with reinstalling Fedora Core 6 after I mess something up and can't fix it! So now I don't mess with anything, unless I know what I'm doing. And if Gnome goes... Pressing the power button for long enough does turn off the computer, so thats at least all something. Thanks!

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    What will happen if I delete the file you mentioned? Will GNOME still load?
    Yes, Gnome will still load, but you'll lose all your settings, like backgrounds, windows decorations and so forth.
    Just rename it to something else for now, then if it doesn't help, change it back.
    cd /home/username/
    mv .gnome .gnome.old
    Then restart your desktop.
    To change it back
    mv .gnome.old .gnome
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    I will try that out today. Thanks!

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