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Old 08-13-2012, 06:46 AM   #1
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GDM login fails the first time, succeeds the second time


Hi,

I'm running Slackware 13.37 with Robby Workman's Xfce 4.8 and a pile of addons either from SBo or from myself.

Since yesterday I have a strange error. When starting up the machine, the first login attempt with GDM fails... or rather, it succeeds, but then I have an error message informing me that my session lasted less than 10 seconds. Now, if I validate that and get back to GDM, I can retry a login, and this second attempt succeeds.

Here's the .xsession-errors file:

Code:
/etc/X11/gdm/Xsession: Beginning session setup...
/etc/X11/gdm/Xsession: Setup done, will execute: startxfce4
/usr/bin/startxfce4: X server already running on display :0
xrdb:  "Xft.hintstyle" on line 10 overrides entry on line 7
xrdb:  "Xft.hinting" on line 11 overrides entry on line 6
xrdb:  "Xft.autohint" on line 16 overrides entry on line 8
xrdb:  "Xft.lcdfilter" on line 17 overrides entry on line 9
xrdb:  "Xft.hintstyle" on line 18 overrides entry on line 10
xrdb:  "Xft.hinting" on line 19 overrides entry on line 11
xrdb:  "Xft.antialias" on line 20 overrides entry on line 12
xrdb:  "Xft.dpi" on line 21 overrides entry on line 13
xrdb:  "Xft.rgba" on line 22 overrides entry on line 14
_IceTransSocketUNIXCreateListener: ...SocketCreateListener() failed
_IceTransMakeAllCOTSServerListeners: server already running
xfce4-session: Unable to establish ICE listeners: Cannot establish any listening sockets
A few details:

1) This machine is a multiple-boot box I use for building Slackware packages. It's an old AMD64 that dual-boots Slackware and Slackware64, so I can build packages for either architecture. The login problem only happens on the 32-bit side, never on the 64-bit side.

2) Yesterday I installed and configured Infinality (http://someslack.wordpress.com/infinality-on-slackware/). The problem has arised approximately around that time, but I don't know if it's got anything to do with it.

I'm clueless here. Any idea what's going on?
 
Old 08-13-2012, 07:34 AM   #2
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Hi there, about the xrdb errors, what if you remove your ~/.config/xfce4/Xft file? (I don't remember the exact name, and I don't use Xfce currently). Btw, make sure files under your home directory are owned by you (ls -l). You could also create a dummy user and login and see if the problem is user-specific.
 
Old 08-13-2012, 07:37 AM   #3
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PS. I'm not sure the xrdb errors are related to the X server running twice errors.
 
Old 08-13-2012, 07:56 AM   #4
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Hi there, about the xrdb errors, what if you remove your ~/.config/xfce4/Xft file? (I don't remember the exact name, and I don't use Xfce currently). Btw, make sure files under your home directory are owned by you (ls -l). You could also create a dummy user and login and see if the problem is user-specific.
I don't have the file you mention on my system, or even anything looking like it.

Code:
$ tree -a .config/xfce4/
.config/xfce4/
|-- desktop
|   `-- icons.screen0.rc
|-- helpers.rc
|-- panel
|   |-- launcher-10
|   |   `-- 13446894937.desktop
|   |-- launcher-11
|   |   `-- 13446895268.desktop
|   |-- launcher-12
|   |   `-- 13446895419.desktop
|   |-- launcher-13
|   |   `-- 13447624331.desktop
|   |-- launcher-15
|   |   `-- 134468967411.desktop
|   |-- launcher-16
|   |   `-- 13447510191.desktop
|   |-- launcher-17
|   |   `-- 134468969212.desktop
|   |-- launcher-18
|   |   `-- 134468969913.desktop
|   |-- launcher-19
|   |   `-- 134468976214.desktop
|   |-- launcher-22
|   |   `-- 134468983015.desktop
|   |-- launcher-23
|   |   `-- 134468984216.desktop
|   |-- launcher-24
|   |   `-- 13447513503.desktop
|   |-- launcher-25
|   |   `-- 134468989718.desktop
|   |-- launcher-7
|   |   `-- 13446893584.desktop
|   |-- launcher-8
|   |   `-- 13446894155.desktop
|   `-- launcher-9
|       `-- 13446894366.desktop
|-- xfce4-taskmanager.rc
|-- xfconf
|   `-- xfce-perchannel-xml
|       |-- keyboards.xml
|       |-- ristretto.xml
|       |-- xfce4-appfinder.xml
|       |-- xfce4-desktop.xml
|       |-- xfce4-keyboard-shortcuts.xml
|       |-- xfce4-mixer.xml
|       |-- xfce4-panel.xml
|       |-- xfce4-session.xml
|       |-- xfce4-settings-manager.xml
|       |-- xfce4-tips.xml
|       |-- xfwm4.xml
|       `-- xsettings.xml
`-- xfwm4

21 directories, 31 files
I created a dummy user and have exactly the same problem with this user. First login fails, second login is OK.

This is strange.
 
Old 08-13-2012, 08:27 AM   #5
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There must be something funny going on on your 32bit installation (maybe some corrupted file?). I googled it a bit, and it seems it's _always_ about GDM/Xfce setups. Some folks solved similar login issues by deleting ~/.config/xfce4-session/xfce4-session.rc, but you already created a test user, so I don't see the point.

You could try removing the Infinality packages and see what happens.
 
Old 08-13-2012, 08:33 AM   #6
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Also, have a look at these (just in case):

http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-775412.html
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/xu...il/006176.html
 
Old 08-14-2012, 02:11 AM   #7
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You could try removing the Infinality packages and see what happens.
It seems indeed Infinality was the culprit here, though I don't have the slightest idea why. I did a clean reinstall exactly like the first one except this time I didn't install Infinality. Now everything works fine.
 
Old 08-14-2012, 04:38 AM   #8
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I don't know why. I've used used GDM/Xfce4.6 + Infinality on Slackware 13.37 (64bit) and Salix OS without problems :-/
 
  


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