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Old 07-25-2006, 02:18 PM   #1
mpajoh
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gnome-session-properties problem


Hi:
I am using FC5.
When as a superuser I try:
Code:
/usr/bin/gnome-session-properties
I get the following:
Code:
(gnome-session-properties:3076): GnomeUI-WARNING **: While connecting to session manager:
Authentication Rejected, reason : None of the authentication protocols specified are supported and host-based authentication failed.

** (gnome-session-properties:3076): CRITICAL **: gsm_protocol_new: assertion `GNOME_CLIENT_CONNECTED (gnome_client)' failed

** (gnome-session-properties:3076): WARNING **: Could not connect to gnome-session.
and nothing else!!

Why?

Thanks.
Masoud
 
Old 07-26-2006, 07:00 AM   #2
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Have you logged into the graphical console as root? If you're just logged in as a standard user and then you su or sudo and try and run gnome-session-properties it won't work, because the username is different.
 
Old 07-26-2006, 02:10 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by cdhgee
Have you logged into the graphical console as root? . . .
Yes I mentioned in the original post.
I do that with
Code:
# su
# password
Thanks
 
Old 07-26-2006, 02:15 PM   #4
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No, that's not what I meant. When you start up Linux, you get a login prompt to log in to a desktop session. Who are you logging in as there?

I understand that you are *later* running gnome-session properties under su, but if you are not logging in to a desktop session as root, and then trying to access the session properties later from a terminal as root, it won't work because linux won't be able to find an active session for root.
 
  


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