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Old 11-05-2007, 03:39 AM   #1
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My root user does't getting logging to RHEL ES 4.0 installed pc

Hi all i'm having a little bit proble while trying to logon using root account into my system which is installed RHEL ES 4.0

if anybody there who having the solution for the bellow problem plz send me that solution

my df -Th shows that
/dev/hda7 ext3 6.8G 3.0G 3.5G 47% /
/dev/hda6 ext3 487M 16M 446M 4% /boot
none tmpfs 248M 0 248M 0% /dev/shm
/dev/hda8 ext3 2.0G 36M 1.8G 2% /home

when i'm trying to logging into RHEL ES 4.0 the error message will appears that

your session is only losted less than 10 seconds. if you have not logged out yourself, this could mean that there is some installation problem or that you be out of disk space. Try logging with one of fail safe sessions to see if u can fix this problem.

The details are
/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 " " -1 " : 0" "root"
Agen pid 3158
/usr/bin/gnome-session:error while loading shared open shared object file:No such file or directory.

On this Problem if any body having solution plz help me by giving the reference and solution too

Thx and Regards
Old 11-05-2007, 07:18 AM   #2
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Looks like you have a bad GUI or X-windows configuration, his happens alot when ATI or nVidia video interfaces are part of the system. The short term fix is to boot into runlevel three;

When the grub splash screen is display press any key
Select the Linux boot choice then press the 'e' key
Select the kernel line and press the 'e' key again
At the end of the line add a space followed by the number 3
When done press the 'Enter' key followed by the 'b' key

Log on as root and type something like;

system-config-display --reconfig --set-resolution=800x600 --set-depth=16

This should give you a fairly generic graphics sessions which you can test by typing: startx

Also use the typed command lspci -v to find out which video card you have, if nVidia or ATI then you may want to search this forum for solutions.

Last edited by Lenard; 11-05-2007 at 07:23 AM.
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And on top of what Lenard said: it's always a bad idea to
run a GUI as root. Do you have a personal account on that
machine as well? Does it have the same issues?



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