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Subject: Re: Gnome black screen
Date: Fri, 23 Feb 2007 13:22:02 -0500
On Fri, 2007-02-23 at 09:02 -0800, Longman, Bill wrote:
> Rick,
> 
> Sorry to preempt your thread, but you might want to see if you can get
> just an xterm running. Try this:
> 
>   /usr/bin/xinit /usr/bin/xterm
> 
> You should then get an xterm with no window manager. From there, you can
> try to start Gnome. Just run "gnome-session" and it should start doing
> its thing. I noticed on my machine that I hadn't had dbus running, so it
> wouldn't start - it just hung there. Once I started dbus, all was well.
> 
> Bill

Thanks Bill, That is perfect.

I can run xinit /usr/bin/xterm fine. I get a small command interface and
I type gnome-session.

Here is the error:

D-Bus library appears to be incorrectly ser up; failed to read mac hine
uuid: Failed to open "/var/lib/dbus/machine-id": No such file or
directory

I read the man page for dbus-uuidgen, but I'm not sure what I should
do... 

On another note, the people at IBM told be I should update the bios, but
it seems there is only an "exe" file from them diskette for this. The
http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/license.do?filename=mobiles/1ruj35ud.exe  two problems I have with that is that I have no windows computers or diskette drive! I have a CDR if there is any way to make a bootable CD to update the bios that would be great. Anybody know how to update the bios on a Thinkpad without a diskette drive or windows computer?

Thanks again
rick


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