Bug 11206 - taskbar & gnome apps fail to display for user with high uid.
Summary: taskbar & gnome apps fail to display for user with high uid.
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: enlightenment   
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Version: 6.2
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Havoc Pennington
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Reported: 2000-05-03 18:27 UTC by dudek
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-05-17 10:15:18 UTC
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Description dudek 2000-05-03 18:27:45 UTC
I created a user account for myself, and I wanted to use the same uid that
I use on our Sun Solaris cluster, which is 5289.  When I logged in through
gdm, I would see the "Enlightenment starting" progress bar.  Then I would
see the desktop and my mouse cursor, but nothing else.  The taskbar,
gnome-help-browser and gnome-filemanager apps did not show up.

I resolved the problem by dropping the uid of my user account down to 500.
Yes, I was very careful to chown -R files in the user directory over when
I changed the uid, so that does not appear to be the problem.

Comment 1 p.jenner 2000-05-17 10:15:59 UTC
I use gnome-session (which brings up ghelp and gmc) successfully with a UID of
14881 (above the 5289 indicated in the bug report above) which is supplied via
NIS from a Sun Solaris network.  Thus I can confirm there is no problem with a
NIS UID as high as 14881 starting gnome-session on Red hat 6.2.

I hope this helps narrow it down.

Comment 2 Havoc Pennington 2000-06-19 19:19:58 UTC
I can't get this to happen; maybe send .xsession-errors, maybe it shows why the
login fails for this user?

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