Bug 442206 - The greeter applicaton seems to have failed
The greeter applicaton seems to have failed
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gdm (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: jmccann
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-04-12 15:03 EDT by Arnaud Van Remoortere
Modified: 2015-01-14 18:20 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-04-16 17:03:43 EDT
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Description Arnaud Van Remoortere 2008-04-12 15:03:36 EDT
Description of problem: gdm fails to load

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): gdm-2.20.3-1.fc8

How reproducible: Always happens

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Switch on the system, after normal startup when GDM loads just before the
login window appears, gdm tries to load several times before dropping you to the
command line after a blue curses type screen explaining that gdm crashed several
Actual results:

X seems to flash on and off a few times, you then get a popup message saying
"The greeter application seems to have failed"

Expected results: Normal login through GDM greeter

Additional info: After a few retries GDM eventually gives up and you can login
on the command line. Once logged in "startx" gets X11 up without any problem.
Worked around the problem by setting default run level to 3 and starting x
manually but gdm won't start even when I start it from command line once X is
started, same popup error occurs.
Comment 1 Arnaud Van Remoortere 2008-04-16 17:03:43 EDT
This wasn't a bug, my tmp wasn't full at all but installing a really old citrix
client seems to have changed the permissions on my /tmp and therefore greeter or
gdm were not able to write there. 

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