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Old 10-20-2011, 04:52 AM   #1
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I cannot see the GUI in a server using CentOS 5.6


hello all,

well when connect my server to the desktop where centos 5.6 has been installed,it asks for my username and password and after giving that it is supppose to go to the GUI mode but it gives the following error:

"Your session only lasted less than 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 in with one of the fail safe sessions if you can fix this problem.

~/xsession -errors-file."

can anyone out here help me out?.


thanks...
 
Old 10-20-2011, 05:11 AM   #2
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Did you try logging in with one of the fail safe sessions as it suggested? What's in your ~/.xsession-errors file?

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Old 10-20-2011, 05:23 AM   #3
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well i don't know how to fix this error by logging in through fail session,after this login it goes to cli mode but still the gui environment isnt working....so please help me out..

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Old 10-20-2011, 05:40 AM   #4
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can anyone help me fix this error?
 
Old 10-20-2011, 06:22 AM   #5
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At the graphical login screen, where you put in your username and password, is there an option to log into a failsafe session? Or any other session, other than the default one selected?
 
Old 10-20-2011, 06:26 AM   #6
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ya there is option for that as well and i tried logging in through the fail safe mode but it goes to the cli mode and i dont know how to fix the error through that..
 
Old 10-20-2011, 07:14 AM   #7
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Log in at the CLI, and run this command:

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cat ~/.xsession-errors | curl -F 'sprunge=<-' http://sprunge.us
Then give us the URL that you get back.
 
Old 10-20-2011, 07:22 AM   #8
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well i got the following error on doing that:

cat: /root/.xsession-errors: No such file or directory
curl: (7) couldn't connect to host

can you tell me what does that command actually do?
 
Old 10-20-2011, 07:56 AM   #9
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Are you logging in at the CLI as the same user logging into the GUI?

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Old 10-20-2011, 07:59 AM   #10
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yes Mr.Adam...but GUI is not workin..
 
Old 10-20-2011, 08:00 AM   #11
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Well, the first bit of advice is not to ever log into the GUI as root. Create a normal user, and try logging into the GUI as that user.
 
Old 10-20-2011, 08:01 AM   #12
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i told you GUI is not working and i didnt log in as root..
 
Old 10-20-2011, 08:07 AM   #13
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First, you clearly did log in as root since the error you received was:

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cat: /root/.xsession-errors: No such file or directory
Second, you're not making a whole lot of sense to me. In your first post, you said:

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well when connect my server to the desktop where centos 5.6 has been installed,it asks for my username and password and after giving that it is supppose to go to the GUI mode but it gives the following error:
When it asks for your username and password, are you at the command line or are you at a graphical screen?

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Old 10-20-2011, 11:13 PM   #14
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well when it asked for username and password,i was at the GUI mode..
 
Old 10-21-2011, 05:11 AM   #15
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well when it asked for username and password,i was at the GUI mode..
And you should not be putting in your root username and password at that point. You should be trying to login as a normal user.

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