Interesting New results with F14 ALpha

Bruno Wolff III bruno at
Sat Aug 28 15:34:40 UTC 2010

On Sat, Aug 28, 2010 at 11:01:36 -0400,
  Tom Horsley <horsley1953 at> wrote:
> On Sat, 28 Aug 2010 09:49:13 -0500
> Bruno Wolff III wrote:
> > The prefdm problem is new. It appears to be that for some reason it won't
> > run properly during the boot, but you can start it by the time you get
> > the maintenance prompt.
> Weird, I have all the updates and I'm getting a normal login prompt
> (I did have to fix the symlink by had a couple of
> updates ago). I wonder if it is a GDM versus KDM problem? - I'm
> running KDM.

I'm using gdm by fallback.
I tested for path issues and tried removing --nodaemon (as that doesn't
seem to be a documented gdm option and may just be for kdm).
Maybe /home isn't available when it is starting. Someone mentioned that gdm
might be looking at ~gdm for some setup information. My /home is a separate
encrypted partition on the machines I have seen the problem on. I have a laptop
that isn't set up that way, but that I haven't updated for a few days. Seeing
if it has the problem after updating to current F14 would be a good test for
me to do.

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