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Old 10-22-2004, 11:05 AM   #1
vesalius
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Question users can't login with gnome login manager


Hello all. I'm having a bit of a problem logging in to gnome as a user via the gnome display manager. After username/pwd input, the screen goes dark, then the boot sequence flashes by, culminating in the gnome login manager - right back where I started. Root is able to login without problems, and I can login to my user sessions via an embedded window in root. I am able to start the failsafe terminal session as a user, but that is all. I can't even login under 'failsafe gnome'.

A brief system description: I'm running Gentoo 2004.2 on a P4 laptop with an ATI MobRadeon 9000 video card.
 
Old 10-22-2004, 12:38 PM   #2
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Hi,

Looks like the window manager (ie gnome in your case) is crashing, and obviously you then drop straight back to gdm. The first question is, have you tried with a brand new user account - ie one with no existing gnome settings which may be screwey?

There is most probably an error message somewhere in the logs which will point you to the problem. Gdm makes a log in /var/log/gdm/ - are there any messages popping up in there?

Alternatively, shutdown X so you are just at a console, log in as the user and run 'startx'. That might reveal something.

HTH - TIM
 
Old 12-19-2005, 07:37 AM   #3
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I already got a same problem to login inside linux. I already check the log files and did not find anything interesting. For your info all the user cannot login except for root. Can you advive step by step to solve this problem since i'm still newbies in linux

I got this message after username and password :

Your session only lasted less than 10 second. If you have not logged out yourself, this could mean that there is some installation problem or that you may be out of disk space. Try logging in with one of the failsafe session to see if you can fix the problem.

Need your help
 
Old 12-22-2005, 11:59 PM   #4
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Same symptoms here except I can login with every ID EXCEPT root

This problem just started happening after a reboot about 30 minutes ago. All other root logins (i.e. console, Xterm, SU, etc.) are accepted so it's not a password issue. Logs in /var/log/gdm/ are not shedding any light.

Any suggestions about how to pump up the message volume?
 
Old 12-23-2005, 12:21 AM   #5
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Geez, this time it worked, absolutely no configuration changes made. Maddening.
 
Old 12-23-2005, 12:47 AM   #6
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Logs to check: XFree86.0.log and XFree86.0.log.old, .xsession-errors in home directories affected. Compare the logs corresponding to failures with the logs corresponding to success and see if there are any differences.
 
  


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