Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 163983
Gnome login as root fails
Last modified: 2012-06-20 12:09:39 EDT
Description of problem: Root login with gnome fails. It works with KDE as root
and as an ordinary user with gnome.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
updated as of yesterday
How reproducible: Every time as of this morning. It worked yesterday
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Log in as root
Actual results: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Logo appears, and nothing else. There
are no error messages. To get out I must log in remotely and kill the gnome
Expected results: Login
Additional info: I recently upgraded from EL 3 to EL 4. I have logged in
several times as root, and then it stopped. How can I rebuild the gnome
configuration files for root.
if you move ~root/.gnome2/session to ~root/.gnome2/session.backup
and log in, does your problem go away?
I tried that and it still failed. I tried to install additional packages for
both KDE and gnome. Rpm wouldn't install them because certain libraries were
not installed. Rpm didn't tell me which pacage(s) included the libraries, so I
could not continue. It now seems obvious that the upgrade from EL 3 to EL4
fails to install key components, leaving a "bastard" system that is not
entirely functional. I also found that SELinux is not properly installed.
There are no configuration files, and the menue in the security tool is gray.
Sound doesn't work, and pop3s failed because dovecot was not installed. I have
reluctantly concluded that I must do a clean install and hope that I can
restore all the user and other files. Did you people actually test the upgrade
from EL 3??? This is now the third time that I have been burned by upgrading a
Red Hat system, only to find that it really didn't work.
Is this bug relevant anymore? I thought we officially don't support using X as
root, do we?
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