I've upgraded my openSuse os from 11.3 to 11.4. Everything went smoothly but now I cannot see any item in main menu (analog of Start in Windows) and I cannot set any background picture, so now I see a single color desktop. KDE desktop is working properly.

Machine specs: Laptop AMD Turion TL-56 Video Card Nvidia Go 7200 (driver from NVidia is installed)

I think there are some settings which are now preventing GNOME to initialize properly still cannot find any that could change the behavior.

  • Have you tried adding the menu yourself (Right Click on panel --> Add to Panel --> Main Menu?)?
    – tshepang
    Mar 25 '11 at 19:24
  • Yep but it doesn't work and I cannot set the wallpaper and overall the interface is somehow clunky. Mar 25 '11 at 19:33

Worse case, try removing your existing gnome configuration and see if it fixes it. Preferably do this from a shell when not logged into Gnome:

mkdir gnome-backup
mv .gnome2 gnome-backup
mv .gnome2_private gnome-backup

And log back in to Gnome. If this fixes it, you can either accept it or restore your configuration and dig deeper for a solution.

rm -rf .gnome2 .gnome2_private
cp -a gnome-backup/.gnome2 gnome-backup/.gnome2_private .
  • It doesn't work :( Apr 7 '11 at 20:01
  • Another detail. I think a monitor is not configured properly because I cannot set frequency. Apr 8 '11 at 21:44

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