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Old 12-09-2004, 04:13 PM   #1
blames
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cannot add a new user to FC2: gnome-session error


I currently upgraded from redhat 7.2 to FC2 (yes I know this was not a good idea but I'm kinda stuck with it now so I must get it working). During the installation I was never asked to add any users except for root password. I am now trying to add new users and I get the following error after I input the username and password:

A little warning box comes up and says:
"your session only lasted for 10 seconds. if you have not logged out yourself, this could mean that there is some installation problem or that you may be out of diskspace. Try logging is with one of the failsafe sessions to see if you can fix this problem"

/etc/X11/gdm/PreSession/Default: Registeringyour session with wtmp and utmp
/etc/X11/gdm/PreSession/Default: running: /usr/bin/X11/sessreg -a -w /var/log/wtmp -u /var/run/utmp -x "/var/gdm/:0.Xservers" -h "" -l ":0" "amesb"
segmentation fault
segmentation fault

(gnome-session : 13668): libgnomevfs-WARNING **: Unable to create ~/.gnome directory: Permission denied
Could not create per-user gnome configuration directory ' /home/amesb/.gnome2/': Permission denied }

I have created home directories for the users and inputed their information in the Users/Group tool.


Does anyone understand what is going on here???

any help would be appreciated.

thanks
 
Old 12-13-2004, 10:43 AM   #2
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open up a shell and try to login as the users you are creating, check their home directories that they contain a .bashrc, .bash_profile, and possibly something relating to .gnome

if not, i would honestly recommend doing a clean install of fedora, cause ive heard upgrades from 7.2 to fedora dont work all that well

--adam
 
Old 12-13-2004, 11:13 AM   #3
blames
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thanks... i made a silly mistake

I was trying to efit the user profiles that existed from redhat 7... instead I just neede to delete them and add completely new users

thanks agian for your comment

-blaine
 
Old 12-13-2004, 04:40 PM   #4
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thats the ideal solution, just wasnt sure of the magnitude of that

--adam
 
  


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