Bug 132931 - GUI login hangs
GUI login hangs
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-session (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
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Reported: 2004-09-19 19:25 EDT by Bill Shannon
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-10-26 03:34:44 EDT
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Description Bill Shannon 2004-09-19 19:25:30 EDT
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Description of problem:
I upgraded from FC1 to FC2.  After upgrade, login to any regular
user account using the login GUI hangs.  Login as root succeeds.

I tried both my existing user account and a new user account I
created with no dot files.

After entering the username and password, it switch to the screen
that shows the icons across the bottom as pieces of the system are
initialized.  I get the metacity icon and then nothing.  Sometimes,
if I wait long enough or poke the system is just the right way, I
get some of the other icons, but I've never succeeded in getting all
of them and having the login finish.

In /var/log/messages I get:

Sep 16 21:48:13 dell bonobo-activation-server (shannon-1810): iid
OAFIID:BrokenNoType:20000808 has a NULL type
Sep 16 21:48:13 dell bonobo-activation-server (shannon-1810): invalid
character '#' in iid 'OAFIID:This#!!%$iid%^$%_|~!OAFIID_ContainsBadChars'
Sep 16 21:48:15 dell modprobe: FATAL: Error running install command
for sound_slot_0
Sep 16 21:48:15 dell modprobe: FATAL: Error running install command
for sound_slot_0
Sep 16 21:48:15 dell modprobe: FATAL: Error running install command
for sound_slot_1

I suspect the first two have something to do with the problem.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. login as non-root user

Actual Results:  login hangs

Expected Results:  login succeeds

Additional info:
Comment 1 Bill Shannon 2004-10-26 03:34:44 EDT
I figured out what the problem was.  All the home directories for
all the users were in /home/<user>, but because the automounter
wasn't working, and /home was being automounted, the login hung.

This should really be marked a duplicate of some automounter bug,
but I'm just going to close it as "not a bug" for now...

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