Description of problem:
I am running F7T2.
After a yum update today I can no longer login. X starts fine and gdm runs, but
when I login I very qucikly get the message that my login session lasted less
than 10 seconds. The details just say:
localuser: being added to access control list
I have tried login using gdm, xdm and just by running startx - they all fail
with the same message. I have changed selinux to permissive, but that didn't
This is on a dell laptop with an intel 945GM graphics card. I have tried using
both the i810 driver and the intel driver. No difference.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
2. get error
I have the same problem on my i915 and i945-based machines. Other systems appear
to be unaffected.
All gdb tells me is that Xorg gets a SIGPIPE and then decides to die.
There's no obvious errors in Xorg.0.log - the problem happens shortly after
AIGLX gives its 'Loaded and initialized /usr/lib/dri/i915_dri.so' message. No
SELinux audit messages are found. I'm fairly well stumped on how to debug this
SIGPIPE is just the signal we get when clients disconnect. it's completely normal.
The way to determine if this is X's fault is to boot to runlevel 3 and run 'X
:0' from the console by itself. if X comes up, then it's probably not a bug in
X, but rather, some client being started as part of the X session is failing,
and therefore the startup script just aborts.
Attaching /var/log/Xorg.0.log would help, but it's likely to just tell us that
the server starts correctly and it's actually the session that fails.
"X :0" in runlevel 3 works OK, so I'm also thinking it's the session. I'm still
puzzled as to why this only happens on intel/i810 chipset machines, though.
It doesn't seem to be directly tied to the new version of the i810 driver. I
found a mirro that had yet to be updated and havne now installed
xorg-x11-drv-i810-1.6.5-13.fc7 and the error still occurs.
I also tried booting with the oldest kernel I have (2.6.20-1.2987) to see if
that made a difference, but it did not.
I installed some update yesterday and today I booted, logged in and installed
more updates. So logically I guess it has to be an update from today that did it
- however I can't find a likely suspect among the following (output from rpm -qa
xorg-x11-drv-i810-1.6.5-13.fc7 Fri 23 Mar 2007 09:08:34 PM CET
gocr-0.44-2.fc7 Fri 23 Mar 2007 05:52:18 PM CET
NetworkManager-vpnc-0.6.4-3.fc7 Fri 23 Mar 2007 05:52:03 PM CET
elinks-0.11.1-5.1 Fri 23 Mar 2007 03:55:30 PM CET
anaconda-184.108.40.206-1 Fri 23 Mar 2007 02:43:27 PM CET
redhat-artwork-5.0.12-1.fc7 Fri 23 Mar 2007 02:43:12 PM CET
fedora-logos-6.0.97-1.fc7 Fri 23 Mar 2007 02:42:12 PM CET
kernel-2.6.20-1.3016.fc7 Fri 23 Mar 2007 02:41:50 PM CET
kernel-headers-2.6.20-1.3016.fc7 Fri 23 Mar 2007 02:41:38 PM CET
fedora-release-notes-6.92-3 Fri 23 Mar 2007 02:41:25 PM CET
yum-updatesd-3.1.5-1.fc7 Fri 23 Mar 2007 02:41:23 PM CET
selinux-policy-targeted-2.5.9-5.fc7 Fri 23 Mar 2007 02:41:14 PM CET
selinux-policy-2.5.9-5.fc7 Fri 23 Mar 2007 02:41:09 PM CET
yum-3.1.5-1.fc7 Fri 23 Mar 2007 02:41:04 PM CET
inkscape-0.45.1-1.fc7 Thu 22 Mar 2007 06:31:50 PM CET
firstboot-1.4.34-1.fc7 Thu 22 Mar 2007 05:04:30 PM CET
fedora-release-6.92-1 Thu 22 Mar 2007 05:04:29 PM CET
kernel-2.6.20-1.3003.fc7 Thu 22 Mar 2007 05:03:59 PM CET
firstboot-tui-1.4.34-1.fc7 Thu 22 Mar 2007 05:03:51 PM CET
I have also tried adding a new session to gdm which only runs xterm - but the
login process dies just as fast with the same error.
Ah! This is apparently actually a problem with anaconda interfering with the X
server session startup. It should be fixed in tomorrow's rawhide. See the