Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 72805
gdm fails on two issues
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:46:05 EDT
Description of Problem:
X failed to start through gdm for my user account
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
a 7.0 -> 7.1 -> 7.2beta -> 7.3 ->7.3 beta -> 7.3 -> limbo -> null system,
with some intermixed RedCarpet rpms
It turned out that there were two problems.
1) i had a .xinitrc starting "panel" as last entry, and this binary no longer
exists, and is replaced by gnome-panel (perhaps a symlink to solve this?)
2) in /etc/X11/prefdm I had an error saying:
file not found line 1 DESKPRO
Indeed, in /etc/sysconfig/desktop I had a single line saying:
(yes, without P). Checking the scripts, it's likely that these days, it is
expected to contain:
I have a desktop.old and desktop.back file containing "GNOME"
btw. I dislike these 'silly playful' new icons with a vengance. I want my
old icons back :(
I'm not sure what gdm can do here; you have a broken system config file
(/etc/sysconfig/desktop) and a broken user config file (.xinitrc). You just have
to fix them...
I don't know how /etc/sysconfig/desktop was broken, but as we don't support
upgrades to/from betas, and we don't support systems with Red Carpet packages,
I think it's fair to say it's due to some random bogon in the history of this
system and not something that's happening to people in general.