Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 160320
Gnome session will not open except as root
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:07 EST
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Description of problem:
I ran the latest series of updates to Enterprise Linux v. 3. I can get a Gnome session when logging in as root. When I log in as a normal user, it crashes immediately with the error: SESSION_MANAGER: local/xbeams.chem.yale.edu: tmp/.ICE-unix/8553 gnome-session: relocation error /usr/lib/fontconfig.so.1 undefined symbol FT_Get_BDF_Property.
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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Log in to a Gnome session as a normal user (not root).
Actual Results: It crashes and logs me out (see above error message)
Expected Results: I should get a normal Gnome screen.
Looks to me like you have a nonstandard copy of freetype in your path somehow?
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