Gnome hangs at splash screen
I am using Gentoo Linux and I have been trying to figure this out for quite some time. When I run startx gnome starts and loads the splash screen but stops there. the only line in my xinitrc file is exec gnome-session.
I was able to login to gnome sucessfully twice. It seemed to be at two random times and I have tried so many things I'm not sure what i did. But after I logged in I logged out and tried to login again to make sure it was working and of coarse it did not.
I am currently re-emerging xorg-x11 to see if that fixes the problem. I haven't tried kde, but I will to narrow down the problem. Also think it could be related to sound or iptables.
When I kill the bonobo-activation-server process I get some errors about gnome settings not loading (sometimes). Any other ideas? I wish I could get an error message or something.