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Old 04-07-2006, 11:04 PM   #1
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Question ONE of my users cannot logon with gnome (Fedora core 2)


Hello, I'm using Fedora Core 2, and (I'm trying to use) Gnome. For some reason, one of my user accounts (Which happens to be the one I use for myself) will not log on with gnome. Here's what happens:
  1. I get to the graphical logon screen
  2. I click the "Session" button and select gnome (because the desktop switching tool does not seem to ever work, and unless I do this, it will log on using KDE--regardless of user...this is a problem for another thread, but if you know how to fix it, I'd be interested to know how)
  3. I type in the username and password
  4. The screen goes blue (for a longer period of time than if I log in with any other user)
  5. the Fedora Core 2 splash graphic comes up
  6. the little icons for things loading never come up at the bottom of the splash graphic
  7. and it hangs..........

I then have to ctrl+alt+backspace to relogin either as a different user or with KDE.

In case it might be relevant, I was messing around with samba, smbclient, and vsftpd yesterday (trying to get them to work...unsuccessfully), and I may have done some of that while being logged in as this user with gnome.

I'll be happy to post any relevant logfiles, if needed.
Thanks.

Last edited by Face1; 04-07-2006 at 11:09 PM.
 
Old 04-08-2006, 01:19 AM   #2
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Try resetting your gnome configuration files. Just remove the .gnome* directories in your home account, and try again. See if that fixes it.
 
Old 04-08-2006, 04:36 AM   #3
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d0odman, A good thought, but unfortunately it didn't work. Thanks anyway.
 
Old 04-08-2006, 04:47 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Face1
Hello, I'm using Fedora Core 2, and (I'm trying to use) Gnome. For some reason, one of my user accounts (Which happens to be the one I use for myself) will not log on with gnome. Here's what happens:
  1. I get to the graphical logon screen
  2. I click the "Session" button and select gnome (because the desktop switching tool does not seem to ever work, and unless I do this, it will log on using KDE--regardless of user...this is a problem for another thread, but if you know how to fix it, I'd be interested to know how)
  3. I type in the username and password
  4. The screen goes blue (for a longer period of time than if I log in with any other user)
  5. the Fedora Core 2 splash graphic comes up
  6. the little icons for things loading never come up at the bottom of the splash graphic
  7. and it hangs..........

I then have to ctrl+alt+backspace to relogin either as a different user or with KDE.

In case it might be relevant, I was messing around with samba, smbclient, and vsftpd yesterday (trying to get them to work...unsuccessfully), and I may have done some of that while being logged in as this user with gnome.

I'll be happy to post any relevant logfiles, if needed.
Thanks.
Can you post your /etc/hosts here(#cat /etc/hosts)and what hostname you are at(#hostname) because X11 needs you hostname you be correct with the ip in /etc/hosts or you X session can be very slow and not work at all.
 
Old 04-08-2006, 05:48 PM   #5
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Ah yes, that was the problem thank you...No need to post it because I fixed it with that tip. I'd changed the hostname when I was messing with vsftpd.

Thanks again.
 
  


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