Bug 60764 - Gnome doesn't start up
Summary: Gnome doesn't start up
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gnome-core   
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Version: 7.2
Hardware: athlon Linux
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Assignee: Havoc Pennington
QA Contact: Aaron Brown
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-03-06 05:02 UTC by Stephen Rasku
Modified: 2007-03-27 03:51 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-03-06 13:50:32 UTC
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Firewall rules (1020 bytes, text/plain)
2002-03-06 06:55 UTC, Stephen Rasku
no flags Details

Description Stephen Rasku 2002-03-06 05:02:47 UTC
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How Reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. switchdesk gnome
2. startx

Actual Results:

All I get is a grey window.

Expected Results:

Gnome should startup

Additional Information:
It appears that gnome-session is waiting for gnome-login-check to finish.  An
strace of gnome-login-check gives:

connect(3, {sin_family=AF_INET, sin_port=htons(16001),
sin_addr=inet_addr("")}}, 16 <unfinished ...>

I am running an iptables firewall on this box and sound is not properly
configured yet.  Gnome used to work on this same box with the same configuration.

Comment 1 Stephen Rasku 2002-03-06 06:38:52 UTC
It looks like this is firewall related.  When I disabled the firewall and
disconnected from the Internet, it seemed to work.  I then re-connected to the
Internet and re-enabled the firewall and I had problems again.  This time, it
eventually started up but the window manager didn't start up.  There was also a
dialog box complaining about a non-gnome compatible window manager.

Comment 2 Stephen Rasku 2002-03-06 06:55:27 UTC
Created attachment 47562 [details]
Firewall rules

Comment 3 Havoc Pennington 2002-03-06 13:50:27 UTC
The strace looks like it can't connect to localhost...

Comment 4 Havoc Pennington 2002-03-06 16:45:14 UTC
Opinion voiced by a coworker who knows firewalls better than me is that 
you need to enable loopback (lo), at least for port 16001 which is esound.

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