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Old 04-10-2010, 03:34 AM   #1
malickhat
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Gnome goes blank after login for a particular user


Hi,
My gnome screen goes blank for a particular user,for the rest of the user i'm able to login in the gnome GUI,it's was working fine till now ,so please help me out
 
Old 04-10-2010, 04:00 AM   #2
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If:

UserA can log in
UserB cannot log in

login as UserA, open a terminal then type:
Code:
su - UserB
[enter UserB password]
less ~/.xsession-errors
Scroll down the messages with arrow keys to determine the login problem
 
Old 04-10-2010, 06:17 AM   #3
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If:

UserA can log in
UserB cannot log in

login as UserA, open a terminal then type:
Code:
su - UserB
[enter UserB password]
less ~/.xsession-errors
Scroll down the messages with arrow keys to determine the login problem
I couldn't find such files in that but i can see some log files
 
Old 04-10-2010, 08:13 AM   #4
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I couldn't find such files in that but i can see some log files
I was pointing you in the direction of the X-session error file, once you are logged in as 'UserB' use the command 'ls -al' and post the result
 
Old 04-11-2010, 09:12 AM   #5
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I was pointing you in the direction of the X-session error file, once you are logged in as 'UserB' use the command 'ls -al' and post the result
i found these
Code:
X Window System Version 6.8.2
Release Date: 9 February 2005
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 6.8.2
Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.9-42.0.8.ELsmp i686 [ELF]
Current Operating System: Linux malick 2.6.9-55.ELsmp #1 SMP Fri Apr 20 17:03:35 EDT 2007 i686
Build Date: 19 April 2007
Build Host: hs20-bc1-6.build.redhat.com

        Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.X.Org
        to make sure that you have the latest version.
Module Loader present
OS Kernel: Linux version 2.6.9-55.ELsmp (brewbuilder@ls20-bc2-14.build.redhat.com) (gcc version 3.4.6 20060404 (Red Hat 3.4.6-3)) #1 SMP Fri Apr 20 17:03:35 EDT 2007 F
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
        (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
        (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.1.log", Time: Sat Apr 10 13:23:29 2010
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
(WW) VESA(0): Failed to set up write-combining range (0xd0400000,0x3f0000)
(WW) VESA(0): Failed to set up write-combining range (0xd0000000,0x7f0000)
SESSION_MANAGER=local/malick:/tmp/.ICE-unix/6650

** (gnome-session:6650): WARNING **: Esound failed to start.


waiting for X server to shut down Window manager warning: Lost connection to the display ':1.0';
most likely the X server was shut down or you killed/destroyed
the window manager.


xinit:  unexpected signal 2.
(END)
 
Old 04-12-2010, 07:03 AM   #6
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i found these
Code:
X Window System Version 6.8.2
Release Date: 9 February 2005
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 6.8.2
Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.9-42.0.8.ELsmp i686 [ELF]
Current Operating System: Linux malick 2.6.9-55.ELsmp #1 SMP Fri Apr 20 17:03:35 EDT 2007 i686
Build Date: 19 April 2007
Build Host: hs20-bc1-6.build.redhat.com

        Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.X.Org
        to make sure that you have the latest version.
Module Loader present
OS Kernel: Linux version 2.6.9-55.ELsmp (brewbuilder@ls20-bc2-14.build.redhat.com) (gcc version 3.4.6 20060404 (Red Hat 3.4.6-3)) #1 SMP Fri Apr 20 17:03:35 EDT 2007 F
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
        (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
        (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.1.log", Time: Sat Apr 10 13:23:29 2010
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
(WW) VESA(0): Failed to set up write-combining range (0xd0400000,0x3f0000)
(WW) VESA(0): Failed to set up write-combining range (0xd0000000,0x7f0000)
SESSION_MANAGER=local/malick:/tmp/.ICE-unix/6650

** (gnome-session:6650): WARNING **: Esound failed to start.


waiting for X server to shut down Window manager warning: Lost connection to the display ':1.0';
most likely the X server was shut down or you killed/destroyed
the window manager.


xinit:  unexpected signal 2.
(END)
Anything with [WW] is just a warning, [EE] means trouble!
Your X server is fine, try looking for /home/UserB/.xsession-errors, it's the first file I would look at for error messages.

However, the most likely problem is that your GNOME session is trying to start a service and failing.
The most important GNOME settings are in /home/UserB/.gconf/ so if you really can't find the problem move that folder to somewhere safe and login again!
 
  


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