Bug 497592

Summary: vncserver desktop error message of "could not acquire name on session bus"
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: John Poelstra <poelstra>
Component: tigervncAssignee: Adam Tkac <atkac>
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Priority: low    
Version: rawhideCC: atkac, dcantrell, jlaska, ovasik, stickster
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Description Flags
screen shot of broken session
vnc log
Default ~/.vnc/xstartup (tigervnc-0.0.90-0.5.20090403svn3751.fc11.x86_64)
anaconda ks file
VNC log
Improved patch none

Description John Poelstra 2009-04-24 17:37:27 EDT
Description of problem:
vncserver session cannot be used and gnonme desktop does not start.  Message on screen says "could not acquire name on session bus".

running vncserver on an F11 x86_64 KVM guest and connecting to it with vncviewer on F10 x86_64.

firewall is disabled and user is able login as evidenced by screen shot. 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
[root@localhost ~]# rpm -qa | grep tiger

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. vncserver :3
2. vncviewer hostname:3
Comment 1 John Poelstra 2009-04-24 17:38:15 EDT
Created attachment 341254 [details]
screen shot of broken session
Comment 2 John Poelstra 2009-04-24 17:46:07 EDT
Created attachment 341255 [details]
vnc log
Comment 3 James Laska 2009-04-27 07:50:51 EDT
John, can you confirm that starting the desktop on this KVM guest through virt-viewer works?  Also, can you upload your /var/log/install.log file?

Comment 4 Adam Tkac 2009-04-27 09:26:08 EDT
Could you please attach your ~/.vnc/xstartup file, please?
Comment 5 Paul W. Frields 2009-04-27 10:41:53 EDT
Created attachment 341435 [details]
Default ~/.vnc/xstartup (tigervnc-0.0.90-0.5.20090403svn3751.fc11.x86_64)
Comment 6 Paul W. Frields 2009-04-27 10:43:06 EDT
I moved away my entire ~/.vnc/ folder and started a vncserver.  The process used the default, automatically provided ~/.vnc/xstartup (attached) and the bug occurs in that case.
Comment 7 John Poelstra 2009-04-27 11:01:20 EDT
(In reply to comment #3)
> John, can you confirm that starting the desktop on this KVM guest through
> virt-viewer works?  Also, can you upload your /var/log/install.log file?
> Thanks!  

Yes desktop starts normal from virt-manager
Comment 8 John Poelstra 2009-05-11 11:48:31 EDT
problem still exits with 

[root@localhost ~]# rpm -qa | grep tiger
Comment 9 Adam Tkac 2009-05-11 12:05:46 EDT
I'm still not able to reproduce this issue.

Would it be possible to try reproduce this bug on fresh installation and then
attach generated kickstart, please? (/root/anaconda-ks.cfg) Thanks
Comment 10 John Poelstra 2009-05-11 15:49:59 EDT
reproduced with fresh installation w/ today's rawhide  will attach anaconda-ks.cfg

1) install guest
2) yum install tiger*
3) turn firewall off
4) as nonpriv user
   $ vncserver :3
  --setup password for the first time
5) connect to guest:3
6) see error message

bare metal system is x86_64 as is guest
Comment 11 John Poelstra 2009-05-11 15:50:56 EDT
Created attachment 343496 [details]
anaconda ks file
Comment 12 Adam Tkac 2009-05-12 06:51:12 EDT
Odd, I installed same machine via your kickstart and it works fine in my case.

From Xvnc log it seems there is a problem with dbus. Please check if session dbus daemon is started.
before vncserver:
$ ps ax |grep dbus
 1032 ?        Ssl    0:00 dbus-daemon --system
 1574 pts/0    S+     0:00 grep dbus

after vncserver:
$ ps ax |grep dbus
 1032 ?        Ssl    0:00 dbus-daemon --system
 1595 pts/0    S      0:00 dbus-launch --sh-syntax --exit-with-session
 1596 ?        Ssl    0:00 /bin/dbus-daemon --fork --print-pid 5 --print-address 7 --session
 1642 ?        S      0:00 dbus-daemon --system
 1670 pts/0    S+     0:00 grep dbus

Next problem might be SELinux - could you please verify if you have any related AVC denial in log?
Comment 13 John Poelstra 2009-05-13 19:59:47 EDT
Not sure what to tell you.  I've reproduced this on a third system, this time i386 F11 box connecting from F10 x86_64

# ps ax |grep dbus
 1424 ?        Ssl    0:00 dbus-daemon --system
 1822 ?        S      0:00 /usr/bin/dbus-launch --exit-with-session
 2049 ?        S      0:00 dbus-launch --sh-syntax --exit-with-session
 2050 ?        Ssl    0:09 /bin/dbus-daemon --fork --print-pid 7 --print-address 9 --session
 5110 pts/1    S+     0:00 grep dbus

There is nothing special I'm doing.

1) install new system with default package set
2) yum install tiger*
3) vncserver :3
Comment 14 Adam Tkac 2009-05-15 08:27:11 EDT
After inspection it seems main problem is that GDM sets XAUTHORITY environment variable.

When you run vncserver from GUI terminal and underlying X server was run via GDM you should hit this issue. This is also answer why I wasn't able to reproduce this bug - I always called vncserver from SSH based terminal (and because I'm not using GDM) thus XAUTHORITY variable wasn't set. I will attach proposed patch.
Comment 15 Adam Tkac 2009-05-15 08:27:59 EDT
Created attachment 344135 [details]
Comment 16 Adam Tkac 2009-05-15 08:29:20 EDT
Could you test if patch in comment #15 solves the problem, please? You can directly edit /usr/bin/vncserver. Thanks.
Comment 17 Paul W. Frields 2009-05-15 12:27:09 EDT
I applied the patch and tested, without restarting X or otherwise changing my environment.  Now I simply get a blank screen without the GNOME session I'd expect. I'm attaching the .vnc/*log for that instance.  The important part seems to be:

Invalid MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 keyvncconfig: unable to open display ":1"
Invalid MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 keyxrdb: Resource temporarily unavailable

...and several other errors complaining about the invalid cookie.
Comment 18 Paul W. Frields 2009-05-15 12:28:16 EDT
Created attachment 344198 [details]
VNC log
Comment 19 John Poelstra 2009-05-15 23:19:53 EDT
From Paul's feedback looks like there is still a problem.  Let me know (via email or IRC) if you want access to my box again.
Comment 20 Adam Tkac 2009-05-18 06:39:21 EDT
Created attachment 344411 [details]
Improved patch

Could you retest improved patch, please? This patch modifies default ~/.vnc/xstartup file so make sure you change your existing xstartup appropriately. Thanks.
Comment 21 Paul W. Frields 2009-05-18 09:00:48 EDT
Success!  Using tigervnc-server-0.0.90-0.7.20090427svn3789.fc11.x86_64, I first made sure I was not using the patch from comment #15, then tried this patch.

The VNC server doesn't appear to honor my geometry selection, but I'll file that separately.
Comment 22 Adam Tkac 2009-05-18 10:14:52 EDT
Thanks for feedback. Fixed in tigervnc-0.0.90-0.9.fc11.