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Gnome startup failure + loads of work to do = Xfce4

Gnome is my all-time favourite desktop. I use Gnome 2.14 on my Debian SID. Yesterday night I did an upgrade and I think due to some of the packages that were pulled in yesterday, my Gnome won't start today morning. When I logged in from the GDM console, nothing came up. I was not able to figure out what was happening. I had a lot of things to do for the day. So far, I didn't have any other desktop in my system. So, I just quickly installed Xfce4 as I have heard a lot about it in the recent past. Well, Xfce4 looks really good. I felt that I am on a Gnome variant. I might be using it for some more time and check out how cool it is. So far so cool!