SL6 to F16??

Pete Travis me at
Tue Nov 1 00:55:20 UTC 2011

On Oct 31, 2011 2:58 PM, "Joe Zeff" <joe at> wrote:
> On 10/31/2011 01:06 PM, Beartooth wrote:
> >       But something is still wrong. It gets part way through booting,
> > then gives me an error box saying it failed to load session "gdm-shell"
> > and a Log Out button. Clicking the button just takes you back to the
> > error box.
> It sounds as though you don't have a display manager installed to handle
> logging in.  Try going to an alternate tty with Ctrl-F2, logging in and
> running startx.  If that works, try installing gdm, logging out and
> rebooting.
> --

You might also want to verify the files you restored to /home are properly
owned.  I don't recall how SL behaves offhand, but with F16 UIDs started at
1000 instead of 500 as in the past. A simple "chown -R user /home/user "
should take care of any permissions problems migration might lead to.
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