[linux] x-windows problems-please help

Laurel Rees lrees at u.washington.edu
Mon Dec 6 13:28:58 PST 2004

I can connect remotely to my Red Hat Enterprise workstation machines, I can
log in locally in init level 3, but when I attempt use the x-windows log in
I get a nice blue screen (not a BSD) and have mouse ability but the full
desktop never comes up. Below is the text from /var/log/messages.

I am confused why it says uid=0 and my pid is not 1221.

I have my Red Hat boxes set up to authenticate to the UW servers (don't know
if this is relevant).

Dec 6 13:20:51 babysbreath gdm(pam_unix)[1091]: authentication failure;
logname= uid=0 euid=0 tty=:0 ruser= rhost= user=lrees
Dec 6 13:20:53 babysbreath gdm-binary[1091]: pam_krb5: authentication
succeeds for `lrees'
Dec 6 13:20:54 babysbreath gdm(pam_unix)[1091]: session opened for user
lrees by (uid=0)
Dec 6 13:20:55 babysbreath gconfd (lrees-1221): starting (version 2.2.1),
pid 1221 user 'lrees'

Thanks in advance for your help.

Laurel E. Rees
Senior Computer Specialist
Dept. of Medical Education and Biomedical Informatics
lrees at u.washington.edu

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