[CentOS] Nautilus won't start

Mon Sep 10 22:30:22 UTC 2007
Kenneth Porter <shiva at sewingwitch.com>

--On Monday, September 10, 2007 10:19 PM +0000 gjgowey at tmo.blackberry.net 

> The first place I would start would be opening an xterm and trying to
> start Nautilus from the prompt.  Look for any weird error messages.

I'm now suspecting a hardware issue. After a reboot I got the normal 
desktop. Now yum is mysteriously failing with a missing library.