Can't log into FC4 user account [Fatal X11 Error]
lovell.mcilwain at gmail.com
Thu Jul 14 22:26:45 UTC 2005
Jeff Vian wrote:
> On Thu, 2005-07-14 at 17:53 -0400, Lovell Mcilwain wrote:
>>I seem to be having an issue with both of my FC4 boxes that I can't seem to explain. It seems that
>>when I reboot my machine or even log out for that matter, when I try to log back in I get this X11
>>error and then it won't let me log back in.
>>When I attempt to log in a little box shows up that says the following:
>>Your session only lasted less then 10 seconds. If you have not logged out yourself this could mean
>>there is some installation problem or that you maybe out of disk space. Try logging in with one of
>>the failsafe sessions and see if you can fix this problem. view details (~/.xsession-errors file)
>>The ~/xsession-errors file says:
>>/etc/x11/gdm/presession/defafult: Registering your session with wtmp and utmp
>>/etc/x11/gdm/presession/defafult: Running: /usr/x11R6/bin/sessreg -a -w /var/log/wtmp -u
>>/var/run/wtmp -x "var/gdm/:0.xservers" -h " " -l :0 "username"
>>Gconf Error: Failed to contact configuration server; some possible causes are that you need to
>>enable TCP/IP networking for ORBIT or you have a stale NFS Locks due to a system crash. See
>>http://www.gnome.org/projects/gconf for information. (Details - 1: IOR file
>>'/tmp/gconfd-username/lock/ior not opened successfully' no gconfd located: Permission Denied. 2: IOR
>>file '/tmp/gconfd-username/lock/ior not opened successfully' no gconfd located: Permission Denied.
> What do you have in your /etc/hosts? I have seen X11 errors as a result
> of someone removing the mandatory line below.
> # Do not remove the following line, or various programs
> # that require network functionality will fail.
> 127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost
> The error is telling you that the login cannot connect to the gconfd
> server, and may be network related.
I have not edited my /etc/hosts file on my work machine, I just connect to the wireless network and
I get all of my network settings via dhcp.
On my home machine because I don't have dns I have the following:
# Do not remove the following line, or various programs
# that require network functionality will fail.
127.0.0.1 Whistler localhost.localdomain localhost
>>Gconf-sanity-check-2 did not pass, logging back out.
>>On my work machine, I have created several usernames (3) and I am not able to log in or any of them
>>and they all give me that same error. I can only log in as root.
>>On my box at home, I created another account and it seems to be working fine for now but I have yet
>>to reboot that machine.
>>The only realy difference between the two is that my box at work has 3 netapp servers mounted on it
>>and even after unmounting them and rebooting, it still doesnt allow me to log in. On my home
>>machine, I don't have any systems mounted and I still have this problem.
>>Any help is greatly appreciated, I would love to get away from windows and start using my linux
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