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Old 07-20-2005, 10:39 PM   #1
nenyo
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cant log into gnome with normal user (only root)


when i try to log in with a user it stops and wont load. this is my .xsession-errors file
Code:
/etc/X11/gdm/PreSession/Default: Registering your session with wtmp and utmp
/etc/X11/gdm/PreSession/Default: running: /usr/X11R6/bin/sessreg -a -w /var/log/wtmp -u /var/run/utmp -x "/var/gdm/:0.Xservers" -h "" -l ":0" "nenyo"
/etc/X11/gdm/Xsession: Beginning session setup...
/etc/profile: line 36: /dev/null: Permission denied
/etc/profile: line 37: /dev/null: Permission denied
/etc/X11/gdm/Xsession: line 56: /dev/null: Permission denied
/etc/X11/gdm/Xsession: line 77: /dev/null: Permission denied
/etc/X11/gdm/Xsession: line 212: /dev/null: Permission denied
/etc/X11/gdm/Xsession: ssh-agent not found!
/etc/X11/gdm/Xsession: Setup done, will execute: gnome-session
SESSION_MANAGER=local/tux:/tmp/.ICE-unix/11200
im assuming that this is my error. it wont give me permissions for /dev/nul. im not sure how to fix this. is this even my problem?

and this is a bug report from one of the times i tried to login
Code:
 
Backtrace was generated from '/usr/bin/gnome-session'

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Using host libthread_db library "/lib/libthread_db.so.1".
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[Thread debugging using libthread_db enabled]
[New Thread 16384 (LWP 11541)]
0xb744aebe in waitpid () from /lib/libpthread.so.0
#0  0xb744aebe in waitpid () from /lib/libpthread.so.0
#1  0xb7fd0354 in ?? () from /usr/lib/libgnomeui-2.so.0
#2  0xb7f97af6 in libgnomeui_module_info_get ()
   from /usr/lib/libgnomeui-2.so.0
#3  0xb7449c13 in __pthread_sighandler () from /lib/libpthread.so.0
#4  <signal handler called>
#5  0xb72fdc81 in kill () from /lib/libc.so.6
#6  0xb7446f6d in pthread_kill () from /lib/libpthread.so.0
#7  0xb74472e8 in raise () from /lib/libpthread.so.0
#8  0xb72fd822 in raise () from /lib/libc.so.6
#9  0xb72ff100 in abort () from /lib/libc.so.6
#10 0xb75797dd in g_logv () from /usr/lib/libglib-2.0.so.0
#11 0xb7579806 in g_log () from /usr/lib/libglib-2.0.so.0
#12 0xb75798f8 in g_assert_warning () from /usr/lib/libglib-2.0.so.0
#13 0xb7da846b in gnome_execute_async_with_env_fds ()
   from /usr/lib/libgnome-2.so.0
#14 0xb7da84b3 in gnome_execute_async_with_env ()
   from /usr/lib/libgnome-2.so.0
#15 0x08057354 in remote_start ()
#16 0x08050a92 in free_client ()
#17 0x08050c17 in run_command ()
#18 0x080510a0 in start_client ()
#19 0x080528b4 in remove_client ()
#20 0x08050d23 in run_command ()
#21 0x08050e5b in start_clients ()
#22 0x08055d0e in start_session ()
#23 0x08054985 in main ()

Thread 1 (Thread 16384 (LWP 11541)):
#0  0xb744aebe in waitpid () from /lib/libpthread.so.0
No symbol table info available.
#1  0xb7fd0354 in ?? () from /usr/lib/libgnomeui-2.so.0
No symbol table info available.
#2  0xb7f97af6 in libgnomeui_module_info_get ()
   from /usr/lib/libgnomeui-2.so.0
No symbol table info available.
#3  0xb7449c13 in __pthread_sighandler () from /lib/libpthread.so.0
No symbol table info available.
#4  <signal handler called>
No symbol table info available.
#5  0xb72fdc81 in kill () from /lib/libc.so.6
No symbol table info available.
#6  0xb7446f6d in pthread_kill () from /lib/libpthread.so.0
No symbol table info available.
#7  0xb74472e8 in raise () from /lib/libpthread.so.0
No symbol table info available.
#8  0xb72fd822 in raise () from /lib/libc.so.6
No symbol table info available.
#9  0xb72ff100 in abort () from /lib/libc.so.6
No symbol table info available.
#10 0xb75797dd in g_logv () from /usr/lib/libglib-2.0.so.0
No symbol table info available.
#11 0xb7579806 in g_log () from /usr/lib/libglib-2.0.so.0
No symbol table info available.
#12 0xb75798f8 in g_assert_warning () from /usr/lib/libglib-2.0.so.0
No symbol table info available.
#13 0xb7da846b in gnome_execute_async_with_env_fds ()
   from /usr/lib/libgnome-2.so.0
No symbol table info available.
#14 0xb7da84b3 in gnome_execute_async_with_env ()
   from /usr/lib/libgnome-2.so.0
No symbol table info available.
#15 0x08057354 in remote_start ()
No symbol table info available.
#16 0x08050a92 in free_client ()
No symbol table info available.
#17 0x08050c17 in run_command ()
No symbol table info available.
#18 0x080510a0 in start_client ()
No symbol table info available.
#19 0x080528b4 in remove_client ()
No symbol table info available.
#20 0x08050d23 in run_command ()
No symbol table info available.
#21 0x08050e5b in start_clients ()
No symbol table info available.
#22 0x08055d0e in start_session ()
No symbol table info available.
#23 0x08054985 in main ()
No symbol table info available.
#0  0xb744aebe in waitpid () from /lib/libpthread.so.0
im realy not sure what to do and i need some help. does this info even help, or is my problem something else?

also, ive been trying to figure out a way to give full permissions for everything to user nenyo. i want to be able to do almost everything as root. i know its not to smart supposedly but i hate restrictions. can anyone help?
 
Old 07-21-2005, 06:36 AM   #2
motub
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If you want to be able to do everything as root despite how... unsmart... that is, just run as root for Pete's sake. But of course, you can already give yourself the ability to do anything as root while logged in as a normal user, as long as you're a member of the wheel group, and know the root password (which of course you do if it's your private machine).

Read man su, man sudo, man sudoers and man visudo.

As to your current problem, assuming that /dev/null exists (check this, as root), but the permissions are wrong, you probably want to chmod the file (man chmod) to give permissions to at least read the file to others.
 
Old 07-21-2005, 07:34 AM   #3
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Lots of people tell not to login as root in X, lots of people don't care, but whatever ...
 
Old 07-21-2005, 12:50 PM   #4
nenyo
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i like having two users incase i screw one up but i want mostly all permissions. if i give full permissions on /dev/null then i can log in but the sound wont work. im guessing i have to chang those permissions to. its like everything just got blocked from user nenyo when i rebooted. it worked fine on minute and the next my computer just took a big crap on me.

when i reboot the permissions get set back the way they were. /dev/null is useable only by root. is there a way to change this permanantly.
 
Old 07-22-2005, 12:44 AM   #5
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okay now i have more problems... i cant log on no matter what i do know. it just blinks once from the gdm login screen, starting to load and stops, like its just restarting gdm. i can still log in with root though. it keeps getting worse every time i reboot.

what is my problem? what do you need to see to help me.
 
  


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