Description of problem:
When I attempt to log in to gnome, it accepts my password then immediately takes
me to the login prompt again. I can not log in as root or any local user. I do
not know which log files to look at for more information, but I can obtain
whatever is necessary. I updated my system via yum today (5/16/2008), however
there was no update which fixed the problem.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
The version which shipped with Fedora 9
Every single time, gnome is entirely unusable.
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Turn on computer
2.Try to login at the graphical prompt (using root or user account)
Returns to the login screen
Play with Fedora 9 with an honest to goodness Desktop (!)
I can log in perfectly fine in runlevel 3. If I then type in "startx", I am
taken to the ugly X grey screen with the Xterm, no gnome.
I had the same symptoms. The cause turned out to be that /etc/gdm was a symlink
to ./X11/gdm rather than a real directory, which meant that /etc/gdm/Xsession
(which is a link to ../X11/xinit/Xsession) could not be found.
Thanks for the info. I believe my machine may be showing the same symptoms for
a different reason as /etc/gdm is a directory and the symlink from
/etc/gdm/Xsession to ../X11/xinit/Xsession appears to be setup correctly.
[root@localhost gdm]# ls -ld /etc/gdm
drwxr-xr-x 6 root root 4096 2008-05-13 19:57 /etc/gdm
[root@localhost gdm]# ls -l /etc/gdm/Xsession
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 21 2008-05-13 19:57 /etc/gdm/Xsession ->
[root@localhost gdm]# ls -l /etc/gdm/../X11/xinit/Xsession
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 3259 2008-03-12 12:57 /etc/gdm/../X11/xinit/Xsession
Thanks again for the info, and please let me know if there is anything more I
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