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Old 11-21-2009, 05:06 PM   #1
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Fedora 11 - Can't run some programs - lost ability to connect via ssh and xrdp

<<Correction>> I can still ssh to it

I am working on Fedora 11. I have been trying to set up a computer so that I can SSH into it and also use XRDP to remote desktop to it from a Windows XP laptop. I was successful in setting up both programs so that once the services were running I could access the computer.

I added links to the rc level directories rc2.d, rc3.d, rc4.d, and rc5.d so that these services would run at bootup.

There are a couple of problems with the linux computer and I don't know if they are related to what I have explained above.

I don't see the usual icons on the desktop(Computer, home folder, and trash) and I can't run some programs like Firefox. Most of all, when I click on the Places menu, I can't get any folders to open. Some taskbar tabs open stating "Starting Firefox Web Browser" and "Opening Documents", but they end up quitting without success.

If I try to run Firefox from terminal using the local machine itself I get the following error:

/usr/lib/firefox-3.5.5/firefox: /lib/ version `GCC_4.2.0' not found (required by /usr/lib/

When I try to access using xrdp from my Windows Laptop I get this connection log output:

connecting to sesman ip port 3350
sesman connect ok
sending login info to sesman
xrdp_mm>process_login_response: login successful for displa ...(cut off by window)
started connecting
connecting to 5910
error - problem connecting

I don't know what I did to make the desktop not work anymore... any help?

Last edited by camron; 11-21-2009 at 05:12 PM.
Old 11-23-2009, 02:06 AM   #2
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Some obvious points to start with that you may have already thought of (sorry if you have!)

You seem to have lost your permissions somewhere. What happens if you log in with another user account (or as root whilst being ever so careful)?

For whatever reason firefox won't start because of the missing dependency on libgcc. You could add it manually or remove and replace firefox to let your package manager resolve the issues.

In relation to the folders that you can't access have you given the appropriate permissions to the remote client?

Also, is your firewall blocking port 5910 hence the failure?

Just some thoughts to be starting with...


Last edited by Unknown_User; 11-23-2009 at 02:12 AM.


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