Bug 361181 - Unable to connect to Fedora 7 server using Xnest
Unable to connect to Fedora 7 server using Xnest
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gdm (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-10-31 21:45 EDT by Hugh Caley
Modified: 2008-06-16 22:46 EDT (History)
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Description Hugh Caley 2007-10-31 21:45:18 EDT
Description of problem:
I have installed xorg-x11-server-Xnest- on my Fedora 7
desktop, but I cannot get it to work against two other Fedora 7 boxes.
I have used gdmsetup to make sure that xdmcp and remote connections are
enabled.  I can make connections to RHEL 4 machines with no problem.

Used the following command line:

Xnest :8 -geometry 1024x768 -query hughc-virt

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. install Xnest on a fedora 7 machine, attempt connection to another
2. attempt connection; never get past gray screen
Actual results:
It looks like the connection is in some kind of loop.  I never get
beyond the gray screen, but it blinks every second or so.

Expected results:

remote desktop opens on local

Additional info:
/var/log/messages on one of the target machine shows the following:

> Oct 30 18:10:40 hughc-virt gdmlogin[2651]: The accessibility registry was not
> Oct 30 18:10:40 hughc-virt kernel: gdmlogin[2651]: segfault at 00000010 eip
00a81b39 esp bfb5bb90 error 4
> Oct 30 18:10:42 hughc-virt gdmlogin[2665]: The accessibility registry was not
> Oct 30 18:10:42 hughc-virt kernel: gdmlogin[2665]: segfault at 00000010 eip
00a81b39 esp bf94c980 error 4
> Oct 30 18:10:43 hughc-virt gdmlogin[2679]: The accessibility registry was not
> Oct 30 18:10:43 hughc-virt kernel: gdmlogin[2679]: segfault at 00000010 eip
00a81b39 esp bfa802b0 error 4
> Oct 30 18:10:44 hughc-virt gdmlogin[2693]: The accessibility registry was not
> Oct 30 18:10:44 hughc-virt kernel: gdmlogin[2693]: segfault at 00000010 eip
00a81b39 esp bf96f9a0 error 4
> Oct 30 18:10:46 hughc-virt gdmlogin[2707]: The accessibility registry was not
> Oct 30 18:10:46 hughc-virt kernel: gdmlogin[2707]: segfault at 00000010 eip
00a81b39 esp bff27760 error 4
> Oct 30 18:10:47 hughc-virt gdmlogin[2721]: The accessibility registry was not
> Oct 30 18:10:47 hughc-virt kernel: gdmlogin[2721]: segfault at 00000010 eip
00a81b39 esp bfa64290 error 4
> Oct 30 18:10:48 hughc-virt gdmlogin[2735]: The accessibility registry was not
> Oct 30 18:10:48 hughc-virt kernel: gdmlogin[2735]: segfault at 00000010 eip
00a81b39 esp bf816850 error 4
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Comment 1 Hugh Caley 2007-11-01 16:13:05 EDT
Turning off "Accessibility" in gdmsetup allows login to succeed.
Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 10:56:09 EDT
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Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2008-06-16 22:46:15 EDT
Fedora 7 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on June 13, 2008. 
Fedora 7 is no longer maintained, which means that it will not 
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