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Spiney 04-30-2005 01:52 PM

Cannot login using X - something about missing file /usr/share/dbus-1/services
I am running FC3 for my MythTV box. I am a Linux newbie when it comes to all this stuff, so please bear with me.

My machine was running fine, but I was having problems with my wireless networking. I'm using the acx100 drivers from sourceforge. They've been pretty flaky (causing random crashes after a couple hours), so I leave them off most of the time.

This time, just as I brought the drivers up, things went to hell. My root filesystem (ext3) went read-only. I looked at dmesg and there were lots of errors about "Journal aborted" Praying, I restarted. Since the FS was read-only, there were lots of errors on shutdown. When I restarted, it said there were FS errors and that I should run fsck manually. I did, asking it to repair everything.

After that, it booted up fine, and I got to the FC login screen (I think I'm using KDE, not sure). When I typed in my login credentials, it seems like it's going to log in, and then I get an error message. It says something like: "Your session lasted less than 10 seconds. If you did not deliberately log out, then you may have an installation problem or be out of disk space." Not exactly that, but close. When I click on the button to view ~/.xsession-errors, it seems that the error is that it cannot find /usr/share/dbus-1/services

So, what should I do? I can log in at the terminal, and I have plenty of disk space (I checked with df).

Also, what can cause a FS to go read-only? This has happened to me before, usually after I insert a CD-ROM or use my USB flash drive. The entire thing goes read-only and requires fsck when I shut it down and bring it back up.

Any help/advice would be appreciated!


Note 1: When I log in at the terminal, I looked for ~/.xsession-errors, but I could not find it. Perhaps it is deleted when I successfully log in using the terminal?

masonm 05-02-2005 11:19 AM

Try reinstalling dbus

Spiney 05-02-2005 11:33 AM

Well, it turned out that my HDD was going bad. Files were being lost and such. I sent it back RMA. Hopefully, the new one will be a little more reliable.

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