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GNOME do not load after uninstalling Evolution

asked 2013-09-08 19:24:26 -0500

FedSys gravatar image

updated 2013-09-08 22:11:08 -0500

FranciscoD_ gravatar image

Hello, I'm new in Fedora and I just installed this a few days ago.

I'm trying to explore the GNOME desktop and I'm trying to uninstall the applications that I will not use. I already removed Orca and I have no problem. However, after I uninstall Evolution, the system restarted but suddenly halted then I force restart the machine and now I can only see the command line not the desktop.

I hope someone can help me back the desktop.

Thanks in advance.

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This is a guess - Did you by any chance remove evolution-data-server? Evolution-data-server should not be removed if you want GNOME shell to function.

nonamedotc gravatar imagenonamedotc ( 2013-09-08 22:02:47 -0500 )edit

Yes Sir, I removed this as well.

FedSys gravatar imageFedSys ( 2013-09-09 06:28:35 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-09-08 22:06:15 -0500

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Removing evolution probably removed a lot of system packages. Did you check the transaction, and what packages it removed?

The best thing to do would be to undo this transaction using:

 $ sudo yum history undo last

Please be careful when you remove packages. It doesn't only remove the package, but also takes away quite a few dependent packages. If you want to have a gnome desktop without it's default apps, you should start with a minimal desktop and install what you need, rather than installing the complete desktop and removing packages.

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I just followed your undo suggestion, and wow I didn't realize that I removed 41 packages which I hope will restore all successfully.

FedSys gravatar imageFedSys ( 2013-09-09 06:34:19 -0500 )edit

Thank you Sir, I'm back with my desktop :)

FedSys gravatar imageFedSys ( 2013-09-09 06:52:38 -0500 )edit

By the way, is there any option to choose minimal installation from the on-set? What I tried before was the LXDE which is really small but I prepare GNOME.

FedSys gravatar imageFedSys ( 2013-09-09 06:53:05 -0500 )edit

You can't choose minimal installation from a live CD, you need to use either the netiso or the dvd for it. Can you also please mark the answer as correct, since it fixed your issue?

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2013-09-09 07:08:16 -0500 )edit

answered 2013-09-09 06:17:51 -0500

Amit Caleechurn gravatar image

Removing evolution using "yum remove evolution" works but "yum remove evolution-*" breaks the system. So undoing the last transaction as suggested above should fix the system assuming your net is not broken and you can pick up the missing packages.

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Thank you Sir, I just did and I'm using my desktop again :)

FedSys gravatar imageFedSys ( 2013-09-09 06:52:19 -0500 )edit

Did you try yum remove "evolution*" with no hyphen after "evolution"?

barrycarter gravatar imagebarrycarter ( 2016-11-13 19:36:51 -0500 )edit

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