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Old 02-06-2004, 03:13 PM   #1
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Gnome 2.4 log in problems,slackware 9.1

If I log in as root in the Gnome 2.4 screen, everything works.
If I log in as myself, I only succeed on the third attempt-this is reproducible.

The error message in ~/x-session-errors is:

stderr is not a tty-where are you?
_IceTransSocketUNIXCreateListener: ...SocketCreateListener() failed
_IceTransMakeAUCOTSserverListeners: server already running

**(gnome-session: 1146): Warning**: Cannot establish any listening sockets

Any suggestions?
Old 02-07-2004, 08:25 PM   #2
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wow. are you logging in $home on the same terminal/cpu unit the OS was installed on? do you have disk,sys,wheel enabled and your user group listed as root (not "user")?
is this a remote console?
is this a desktop home cpu?
or an office WAN or LAN unit?
if so, you could have server or SAMBA issues.
just curious. i love a challenge.
Old 02-08-2004, 05:12 PM   #3
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gnome 2.4 log in problems

Thanks for your interest.

I'll check on whether disk,sys and wheel are enabled.
My group is root.
The system is a non-networked laptop, with slack 9.1 as the sole operating system.

I made a typo in line 3 of the error message, it should be _IceTransMakeAllCOTSServerListeners , not _IceTransMakeAUCOTSServerListeners.

Old 01-01-2005, 01:53 PM   #4
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I am having the same problem: root can log in but my limited user account can only log in on the third attempt. The error message is the same as the one that rrc posted. I think this is related to the bug reported by Robert Zunino on gnome-list ( In that e-mail, Zunino discribes a bug in _IceTransSocketUNIXCreateListener that accidentally sets the umask to zero. I searched and to see if the bug was ever submitted, but it doesn't appear that it was. Has anyone found a fix for this?

My info:
GNOME 2.6.1
Slackware 10
Linux w/ kernel 2.4.26


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