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Re: SL6 to F16??

From: Pete Travis <me_at_nospam>
Date: Tue Nov 01 2011 - 00:55:20 GMT
To: Community support for Fedora users <users@lists.fedoraproject.org>

On Oct 31, 2011 2:58 PM, "Joe Zeff" <joe@zeff.us> wrote:
> On 10/31/2011 01:06 PM, Beartooth wrote:
> > But something is still wrong. It gets part way through booting,
> > then gives me an error box saying it failed to load session "gdm-shell"
> > and a Log Out button. Clicking the button just takes you back to the
> > error box.
> It sounds as though you don't have a display manager installed to handle
> logging in. Try going to an alternate tty with Ctrl-F2, logging in and
> running startx. If that works, try installing gdm, logging out and
> rebooting.
> --

You might also want to verify the files you restored to /home are properly
owned. I don't recall how SL behaves offhand, but with F16 UIDs started at
1000 instead of 500 as in the past. A simple "chown -R user /home/user "
should take care of any permissions problems migration might lead to.

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