Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 63651
gdm Greeter version mismatch.
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:42:03 EDT
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Description of problem:
When I try to run gdmlogin I get the error: "The greeter version (188.8.131.52)
does not match the daemon version. You have probably just upgraded gdm. Please
restart the gdm daemon or reboot the computer"
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Installed Gnome and gdm (...etc) using up2date and am displaying on Windows
XP using ReflectionX
2. set display to remote display (ie WinXP)
3. Run gdm daemon from console
4. Run gdmlogin from console
Actual Results: X starts and displays message:
"The greeter version (184.108.40.206) does not match the daemon version. You have
probably just upgraded gdm. Please restart the gdm daemon or reboot the
Expected Results: The Gnome login box should have been displayed
I can run applications (ie gimp or gkrellm) and display them on the WinXP box.
I used up2date to install Gnome so maybe there is a problem with the packages.
Does this happen when displaying gdm on another Red Hat box?
I don't have ReflectionX to test, and it certainly isn't supported anyway,
so to fix this I'd need it tracked down to some problem that exists
in a Red Hat to Red Hat situation.
I don't have another RedHat workstation to test. But it happens when I try to
run GDM locally on the redhat box.
What does the error message mean? I have been unable to find any reference to
it on any support page.
I've never seen anyone report this message, so I'm not surprised it's not on a
I believe the message means that your gdm daemon and gdm greeter are from
different versions of gdm. Maybe you have a custom-compiled gdm
in your path somewhere?
I haven't seen other reports of this, seems to work in latest release.