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Bug 120755 - Cannot login because of Xsession or Xclients not executable
Cannot login because of Xsession or Xclients not executable
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
athlon Linux
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Assigned To: X/OpenGL Maintenance List
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2004-04-13 14:41 EDT by Corey Mann
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2004-10-12 14:12:35 EDT
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xsession-error file (454 bytes, text/plain)
2004-04-13 14:43 EDT, Corey Mann
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Description Corey Mann 2004-04-13 14:41:45 EDT
Description of problem:
I cannot login using gdm straight to gnome, I have to open a failsafe
session then, do a startx || gnome-session and it works fine (this is
as a user authenticated via an LDAP); root (from the /etc/passwd; not
LDAP) can get in just fine. This seemed to just randomly happen one
day; I used to be able to login just fine.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
all the time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. type in user
2. type in pass
3. hit enter (default session or GNOME session)
Actual results:
x doesn't start, gives the "session started for < 10 seconds" prompt
and points me to ~/.xsessions-errors

Expected results:
Gnome to startup.

Additional info:
Sometimes I have to delete my /tmp/.X0-lock file before I can login
with the failsafe method.

I played with the Xsession file a bit (commented out line 126, and
took out the ssh-agent bit -- didn't help at all. Also tried using
switchdesk which provided the same error messages only xclients was
Comment 1 Corey Mann 2004-04-13 14:43:23 EDT
Created attachment 99378 [details]
xsession-error file

bash-2.05b$ cat .xsession-errors
/etc/X11/gdm/PreSession/Default: Registering your session with wtmp and utmp
/etc/X11/gdm/PreSession/Default: running: /usr/bin/X11/sessreg -a -w
/var/log/wtmp -u /var/run/utmp -x "/var/gdm/:0.Xservers" -h "" -l ":0"
"<username removed>"
/etc/X11/xdm/Xsession: line 126: /usr/bin/ssh-agent /etc/X11/xinit/Xclients: No
such file or directory
/etc/X11/xdm/Xsession: line 126: exec: /usr/bin/ssh-agent
/etc/X11/xinit/Xclients: cannot execute: No such file or directory
bash-2.05b$ ls -al /etc/X11/xdm/Xsession
-rwxr-xr-x  1 root root 3288 Apr 13 13:33 /etc/X11/xdm/Xsession
bash-2.05b$ ls -al /etc/X11/xinit/Xclients
-rwxr-xr-x  1 root root 1914 Oct 23 21:53 /etc/X11/xinit/Xclients
Comment 2 Mike A. Harris 2004-10-12 14:12:35 EDT
I'm unable to reproduce this in the current supported release of
Fedora Core 2.

Setting status to "CURRENTRELEASE".

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