[linux] x-windows problems-please help
youshi10 at u.washington.edu
Wed Dec 8 13:19:13 PST 2004
Like I suggested before, could you check the X log for errors or
warnings? I seriously wonder if it's an issue with X itself and not gnome.
Once again, the log would be /var/log/X[something].0.log or something along
those lines. This would be helpful in determining if it's an X issue, or a
----- Original Message -----
From: "Laurel Rees" <lrees at u.washington.edu>
To: "'Linux/Unix Users Group at the UW'" <linux at u.washington.edu>
Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2004 11:45 AM
Subject: RE: [linux] x-windows problems-please help
> I tried the suggestion below of logging in at runlevel 3 then doing an
> export KDE and that wasn't successful. I get the same blank screen with
> mouse control that I did with gnome.
> I tried deleting everything in two different users' home directories, and
> again both users could not log in on the local machine with the gnome or
> window manager. Both users can log in at runlevel 3. Both users can
> When I am at the local machine and I log in as root I can use the gnome
> KDE window manager. There are no problems as root.
> Laurel E. Rees
> Senior Computer Specialist
> Dept. of Medical Education and Biomedical Informatics
> lrees at u.washington.edu
> -----Original Message-----
> From: linux-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu
> [mailto:linux-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Joshua
> Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 2004 12:18 PM
> To: Linux/Unix Users Group at the UW
> Subject: Re: [linux] x-windows problems-please help
> Laurel Rees wrote:
> > I can connect remotely to my Red Hat Enterprise workstation machines, I
> > log in locally in init level 3, but when I attempt use the x-windows log
> > 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.
> Hmm, sounds like maybe:
> * something weird in your $HOME/.xinitrc or similar
> * the full desktop it's trying to start isn't installed (i.e., no GNOME)
> You might backing up then deleting everything (especially hidden .files)
> your home directory and trying again. Also maybe make sure the GNOME stuff
> is all installed with Red Hat's install tool. I think its
> system-config-packages or System Settings->Add/Remove Applications. Oh,
> if you can't get a X login that won't work... you might try KDE from
> 3 with:
> [username at localhost ~]$ export DESKTOP=kde
> [username at localhost ~]$ startx
> > I am confused why it says uid=0 and my pid is not 1221.
> This just means that the application opening the X session
> (gdm in this case) is running as root (uid=0) and its pid, or
> "process ID", is 1221. Nothing to worry about, gdm has to run
> as root in order to authenticate. I also think the pam_unix
> failure is normal when using pam_krb5.
> > I have my Red Hat boxes set up to authenticate to the UW servers (don't
> > if this is relevant).
> > Dec 6 13:20:51 babysbreath gdm(pam_unix): authentication failure;
> > logname= uid=0 euid=0 tty=:0 ruser= rhost= user=lrees
> > Dec 6 13:20:53 babysbreath gdm-binary: pam_krb5: authentication
> > succeeds for `lrees'
> > Dec 6 13:20:54 babysbreath gdm(pam_unix): session opened for user
> > lrees by (uid=0)
> > Dec 6 13:20:55 babysbreath gconfd (lrees-1221): starting (version
> > pid 1221 user 'lrees'
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