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How do I fix a system that crashes after I removed some Gnome packages?

asked 2014-05-28 07:17:34 -0500

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updated 2014-06-02 21:26:45 -0500

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I tried to remove some gnome packages to save disk space. when I remove one of the packages, the systen crashed, I foggot which one it is, but according to yum.log, it should be one of the following:

May 27 20:53:08 Erased: gnome-initial-setup-3.10.1.1-4.fc20.x86_64
May 27 20:53:09 Erased: 1:gdm-libs-3.10.0.1-1.fc20.x86_64
May 27 20:53:09 Erased: gnome-shell-3.10.4-2.fc20.x86_64
May 27 20:53:09 Erased: pulseaudio-gdm-hooks-4.0-13.gitf81e3.fc20.x86_64

I reboot the system, instead of the graphical interface, I got a text login prompt, I have to login and execute startxfce4 to start the desktop each time. I re-installed the four packages, but it still boot into the text mode. I checked /etc/systemd/system, the default.target is ok:

lrwxrwxrwx. 1 root root   36 May 22 19:15 default.target -> /lib/systemd/system/graphical.target

what should I do to recover my system? thanks!

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To reinstall the GNOME desktop:

yum groups install "GNOME Desktop"

that should install gdm (GNOME display manager).

(to get a list of the available groups yum groups list).

Ahmad Samir gravatar imageAhmad Samir ( 2014-05-29 01:40:15 -0500 )edit

What is the output of these commands?

ls -l /etc/systemd/system/display-manager.service
rpm -qV gdm
hedayat gravatar imagehedayat ( 2014-06-03 12:44:36 -0500 )edit

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answered 2014-05-31 23:48:40 -0500

This seems simple - you removed some packages and found out you needed them after all. So, put them back!

If this is more complex than it appears, please explain why you need our help.

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