Bug 6743 - login problem
login problem
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gnome-core (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Havoc Pennington
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Reported: 1999-11-05 00:23 EST by rbarr
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-03 11:49:16 EST
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Description rbarr 1999-11-05 00:23:08 EST
I've been using RH since version 4.xxx (can't remember
exaactly), so I'm pretty sure it's not me!  I bought version
6.1 and have it set up to go to the gui directly, rather
than going to the terminal first.

Using a fresh installation, it works fine for about a week
or two.  After that, here's the problem:

I login to a user account and the "desktop" for that account
either doesn't load or takes a really, really long time to
load (I've never waited for it to complete but if I did it
would probably take about 5 minutes or so).

My solution so far has been to kill the X server
(ctrl-alt-backspace) and then login again.  Everything's OK
after that.

I'm using a PII Toshiba laptop (Satellite Pro 4015 CDT with
96MB ram) and RH6.1 as the sole OS on my system.

This has happened across several re-installs.  I always
assumed it was something I did while installing, and would
re-install the complete OS.  Everything would always work OK
for awhile (about 20 logins), then it would hit the crapper
as described above.
Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2000-02-03 11:49:59 EST
I can't reproduce this; to debug it, it would be helpful if you did the
- in your .Xclients, change the plain "exec" to "exec strace -f -o debug-output"
- reproduce the problem (try to cause a slow login)
- if you get a slow login, change "exec strace -f -o debug-output" back to
"exec" before you try to log in again; debug-output will be overwritten
every time you log in, you need the one from the slow login
- mail the file debug-output in your home directory to hp@redhat.com


I'm going to mark it WORKSFORME for now but will reopen if you get a chance to
send me this debug-output file

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