lost most gdm features/functions after today's update...

Richard Hally rhally at mindspring.com
Fri Jul 7 19:31:32 UTC 2006


Tom London wrote:
> On 7/7/06, Rahul <sundaram at fedoraproject.org> wrote:
>> Tom London wrote:
>> > On 7/7/06, Jeremy Katz <katzj at redhat.com> wrote:
>> >> On Fri, 2006-07-07 at 07:40 -0400, Steve Grubb wrote:
>> >> > On Friday 07 July 2006 01:34, Clifford Snow wrote:
>> >> > > Localhost kernel: audit(1152216505.513:285): avc: denied {execmem
>> >> } for
>> >> > > pid=2408 com="metacity" scontext=user_u:system_r:unconfined_t:s0
>> >> > > tcontext=user_u:system_r:unconfined_t:s0 tclass=process
>> >> > >
>> >> > > Is this an error of metacity or a problem with selinux?
>> >> >
>> >> > This would appear to be a problem with metacity (or one of the
>> >> libraries it
>> >> > links with). Programs that are securely written do not need execmem.
>> >> The
>> >> > question is why did this pop up yesterday? Looking through the 
>> rawhide
>> >> > reports, I don't see metacity being updated this week. I suspect its
>> >> caused
>> >> > by a library that links with metacity.
>> >>
>> >> It's libGL (as becomes obvious when you go to launch metacity from a
>> >> terminal :-)
>> >>
>> >> This was being looked at yesterday afternoon by some of the X guys
>> >>
>> >> Jeremy
>> >>
>> > Intersting, but this still fails for me if I boot with 'enforcing=0'
>> > and/or I set 'allow_execmem=1'.
>> >
>> > tom
>> >
>> > [I'm running on an Thinkpad X41, with Intel 915GM/GMS/910GML Express
>> > graphics card.]
>>
>> Exactly how does it fail?
>>
>> Rahul
>>
> After entering login credentials, 'base blue' background screen comes
> up, splash screen comes up, but 'dies' quickly (after 'panel' and
> 'terminal') so  I don't get 'metacity' and other widgets displayed.
> 
> I get top and bottom panel displayed, and my 2 terminal windows
> appear, but they are missing the window manager 'frame'. If I bring up
> another application, say by clicking on the browser icon in the top
> panel, it comes up in the upper left position and its 'menu bar'
> overwrites the panel.  I cannot move or or minimize the app (except,
> say, via 'File->Quit').
> 
> I've installed Xfce, and it works like a champ......
> 
> tom
> 
Tom,
	I have the same symptoms here, but booting with enforcing=0 or 
"setenforce 0" from the console make the symptoms go away.
KDE wfm as an alternative(since I had already had it installed).
Richard




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