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Old 01-15-2004, 05:05 AM   #1
Ac. K.
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Exclamation Getting ready to install or recently installed?


... if yes, I have a favour to ask for. Could all of you with more or less pristine Fedora Core 1 installations check if your home directory has a .xsession-errors file right after logging in? I'm under the impression that the file should be there only if an error has occurred, but mine has no indication of any. On Gnome the file will look like something like this:

--8<--

/etc/X11/gdm/PreSession/Default: Registering your 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" "(YOUR USER ACCOUNT)"
SESSION_MANAGER=local/(YOUR HOSTNAME):/tmp/.ICE-unix/3580

--8<--

If your file is remarkably different from this it might mean that you actually did have an error and it should be there. Any input at all is very much appreciated, as I'd like to be able to check for the presence of the file to see if errors HAVE occurred.

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Old 01-15-2004, 04:56 PM   #2
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"I'd like to be able to check for the presence of the file to see if errors HAVE occurred."

I think that the presence of .xsession-errors simply means that you have successfully logged on at least once since the user was created. You could check this by creating a new user, checking to see if /home/newuser/.xsession-erros exists, and then logging in as newuser and checking again.

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Old 01-16-2004, 02:39 AM   #3
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I did start wondering if it's actually supposed to work like that ... But failing to find any real information I thought I'd try and confirm that at least Fedora does that by default and I don't have a real problem (with hardware configuration for example, not with my user) that just isn't being reported right.

It just occurred to me that I guess I could always delete the file with a script after logging in ... First compare it to a copy of the normal file and if it's a match, just rm it. Then if an actual error occurs, it'd get created again.

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Old 01-16-2004, 10:07 AM   #4
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"First compare it to a copy of the normal file and if it's a match, just rm it. Then if an actual error occurs, it'd get created again."

Several times I have seen threads on LinuxQuestions where people were having troubles with X Window on either user or root but not the other. One way to diagnose such problems is to compare .xsession.errors, .xinitrc, Xclients-default, etc. between the working and non working users.

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