Bug 8744

Summary: Errors during startup
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Tim Waugh <twaugh>
Component: gnome-coreAssignee: Owen Taylor <otaylor>
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Hardware: i386   
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Description Tim Waugh 2000-01-22 11:42:12 UTC
GNOME workstation installation.
Log in as root.  On my 486 with 32Mb I get a dialog box:

 No response to the SaveYourself command."

Cancel it. Log out.
.xsession-errors contains:

Xlib: connection to ":0.0" refused by server
Xlib: Client is not authorized to connect to Server
xscreensaver: Can't open display: :0
xscreensaver: initial effective uid/gid was root/root (0/0)
xscreensaver: running as nobody/nobody (99/99)

xscreensaver: Errors at startup are usually authorization problems.
              Did you read the manual and the FAQ?  Specifically,
              the parts of the manual that talk about XAUTH, XDM,
              and root logins?


rm: cannot remove `/root/.gnome//gmc-v2LrCF': No such file or directory
subshell.c: couldn't get terminal settings: Inappropriate ioctl for device

GnomeUI-WARNING **: Could not open help topics file NULL

Comment 1 Owen Taylor 2000-02-03 21:02:59 UTC
The second part of the .xsession-errors is simply Xscreensaver
not working as root. See the URL if you want more information
about the issue.



For more information about the warning dialog and a possible workaround.
(The answer is basically "your machine is too slow to run GNOME"
:-(. It's hard to fix this without adversly impacting the user
experience for users on faster machines.

I am changing this delay from 10 seconds by default to 15 seconds
in our packages. Hopefully this will ameliorate the problem.