Linux frequently asked questionsOn this page:
- GNOME locks up when I try to log in or when I start X!
- What is the currently supported version of linux?
- How do I use my CD-writer?
- How do I start the network manually after booting?
- I can't run <some binary program>.
- My machine crashed and now it's asking for a password because it needs to fsck a filesystem, or it's giving me the error: "/etc/shadow: root password garbled"
- I want to run [newer/another distribution of] Linux. Can I have facilities support?
- How can I install/use my own perl packages?
- Local depot collections for laptops or offsite machines
- Other Linux questions
~/.gconf/%gconf-xml-backend.lock/ior ~/.gconfd/lock/iorThe only way to fix the files themselves is for an AFS admin to run a tool to repair your volume. However, you can move the files out of the way so you can log on again and get back to work. Since the directory entries are damaged, you have to move the directories that contain the 'ior' file out of the way. I suggest running:
$ mv ~/.gconf/%gconf-xml-backend.lock ~/.gconf/%gconf-xml-backend.lock.old $ mv ~/.gconfd/lock ~/.gconfd/lock.oldNow you should be able to log in. Notify the helpdesk that there is a problem, and once they've fixed it, you can safely delete the aforementioned .old directories. Don't worry about losing any data, that directory doesn't hold any important data, just a temporary socket file created and used by GNOME each time you start a new login session. Unix/Linux support page. Information about the status of support for Linux and other operating systems supported by SCS Computing can be found on our Support Lifecycle page. If you would like to upgrade your computer to a newer supported OS, please read these guidelines. Linux CD writing how-to.
/sbin/service network start
- First, check whether you are executing it correctly, check man pages, etc.
- If you are sure your are running it correctly, it's just not finding the file, make sure that the file you think you are running is not actually a symlink to some other file, which doesn't exists or is in AFS.
- If the file is in AFS, make sure your network connection is working and see our instructions on troubleshooting AFS problems for additional troubleshooting information.
- If none of these solutions work, you should email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you don't know the root password of your machine, this can be a problem. After this is resolved, make sure that you, or the administrator of your machine, set the root password to something that you email@example.com. very good answer in the FZQs. this file in your /usr/local/depot/depot.pref.local. It contains a list of the necessary/most useful misc collections needed to run off-line. firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also take a look at the HOWTOs at the Linux Documentation Project.