Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 450541
gdm won't start
Last modified: 2015-01-14 18:21:22 EST
Description of problem:
When turning on my computer this morning, gdm was unable to start. It would
attempt to start for about 10 seconds and then recycling. I switched to
virtual console 1 and attempted to login, but everytime I started to type my
password it would be interrupted by gdm restarting. After several tried I
finally managed to login and switch to run level 3. I tried several things to
fix the problem including "yum remove gdm;yum install gdm" but the problem persists.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
100% on my system
Steps to Reproduce:
1. start run level 5.
gdm keeps recycling
I should be able to login.
This worked normally on Friday... I will attach relevant log files. Even a
work around would be greatly appreciated. I had to boot to Fedora 8 to access
bugzilla and enter this bug report.
Created attachment 308685 [details]
Created attachment 308686 [details]
I found the problem. Somehow the permissions on my /tmp directory were messed
up by the tests I did yesterday reproducing an rsync bug.