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maciek 08-31-2004 06:55 AM

Gnome 2.6 freeze, slackware-current, Xorg
I upgraded to gnome 2.6 (from slackware-current), using swaret, seems to work but there is a small problem. I'm using gdm and can login to gnome as a normal user. however if i try to login to gnome as root it actually stops (i get gnome splash screen but those funny icons showing progess do not appear).
i removed all gnome/gtk settings for root and cleaned /tmp.
the same happens when i start X by startx
any ideas?

kodon 08-31-2004 07:41 AM

have you checked the error log?

maciek 08-31-2004 08:09 AM

i have, but nothing found

kodon 08-31-2004 08:27 AM

i recently had a similar problem with kde and a normal user...
think it had something to do with mcop-dcop-Xauthority and/or corruption with uid-group-passwd-shadow

a backup of my files, complete removal of the user, and re-adding that user cleared it up

however, i'm not sure how wise it would be to try to delete root...

maciek 08-31-2004 09:06 AM

lol :)

maciek 08-31-2004 09:16 AM

ok i found this:
stderr is not a tty - where are you?
gnome-smproxy: unable to connect to session manager

kodon 08-31-2004 09:50 AM

check your /root/.ICEauthority file with an editor

there will be two lines that have that session-manager info

they should match

if not, delete /root/.ICEauthority (i just tested it on a normal user that was mismatched) and it will recreate itself to function properly on the next login

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