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  1. #1
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    Gnome3 suddenly Oh no!

    Hallo, yesterday i did an update of Wheezy Debian on my Samsung Netbook. Later I installed a bunch of packages on it. Over night i put it to hibernate and today morning I restarted my computer. The greeting after login was

    "Oh no! Something has gone wrong.
    A problem has occurred and the system can’t recover.
    Please log out and try again.
    [Log out]".

    I dont know from where it comes.

    My fix is quick and dirty, but it works (in Ubuntu too):
    Log into terminal (Ctrl+ALT+F1) as root and add a new user.

    Code:
    # adduser userx
    Now i answered what was asked. Ctrl+ALT+F7 brang me back to GUI and i logged in as userx.
    Now I changed back to the Ctrl+ALT+F1 terminal and removed the /home/yourUserName/.config folder.
    Code:
    # rm -R /home/yourUserName/.config
    The next step is to copy the .config folder from the new userx account to your normal user account folder.
    Code:
    # cp -R /home/userx/.config /home/yourUserName/
    now press Ctrl+ALT+F7 to check, if it worked.

    If it is good now, delete the new userx
    Code:
    # userdel -r userx
    NOTE!!!
    all your settings will be gone, but at least it is working again.

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    Re: Gnome3 suddenly Oh no!

    Thread moved to the "Other OS/Distro Talk" forum.

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    Re: Gnome3 suddenly Oh no!

    Yeah no wonder why debian is moving away from gnome 3 and using XFCE

  4. #4
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    Re: Gnome3 suddenly Oh no!

    Just be aware that this fix will reset the configuration for a large number of programs. This includes the saves and high scores for a number of games. (Don't worry, I didn't find this out the hard way: I just looked at what's stored in my .config directory on a smoothly running system).

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