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ccar_support 02-20-2013 10:41 AM

Light bulb dialogue with no text RHEL6
I'm toying with moving all my systems to RHEL6 from RHEL5 and on my test system, when I log in, I get a small window that opens and all that is in it is a light bulb and an OK button, no text at all. I press OK and it disappears allowing the desktop to be displayed normally. Any ideas as to what this is?

John VV 02-20-2013 12:15 PM


and all that is in it is a light bulb and an OK button,
a light bulb????
as in

or are you referring to a pop up notification window

have you read through the logs ?
and so on

ccar_support 02-20-2013 12:26 PM

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I attached an image of what I'm seeing.

I've been examining the logs when it happens and the following appears to be the only thing that comes up at the same time:

seahorse-daemon[2442]: DNS-SD initialization failed: Daemon not running
seahorse-daemon[2442]: init gpgme version 1.1.8

Googling this has multiple posts but I don't see a solution. I plan to push this distro out to about 60 systems with roughly 200 users so having a stupid lightbulb appear each time someone logs in is highly annoying. Any ideas?

John VV 02-20-2013 01:15 PM

during the install
you made a root account
then did you on very first reboot you made a normal user account ?
( the second part of the install with the install dvd in the machine )

if not make a normal user account

then on the desktop there is a "register" link
register your install with red hat with the credentials you got with the required support contract you bought

ccar_support 02-20-2013 01:20 PM

Our setup is kind of unique in that I'm not using the standard firstboot setup. Our user accounts are shared out from the server. But I think you are on the right track. I just created a test account on the server and logged into the rhel6 system. The same sort of window opened but it had the motd in it. I'm guessing that when you log in as root on the system, the motd does not get displayed but the windows still opens.

man that's dumb. I'm going to do some more testing...thanks for the advice.

ccar_support 02-26-2013 11:09 AM

So it turns out this was MOTD messing up for the root user. Standard accounts see the MOTD correctly.

Thanks for the advice in troubleshooting the issue.

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