Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 836918
Unable to login into Xfce session
Last modified: 2012-07-02 14:16:44 EDT
Description of problem:
Since this morning I was not able to log in to my Xfce 4.10 session. I use the repo provided by Kevin. I tried to set selinux to permissive but this didn't help. I finally found the possibility to log in to a fluxbox session and I looked into the yum history to see some changes related to this.
I downgraded accountsservice to the stable version
rpm -qa accountsservice\*
but it was still not possible to login. Previously the version of accountsservice was accountsservice-0.6.21-2.fc17.x86_64, which I installed yesterday from updates-testing.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
rpm -qa lightdm\*
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Select Xfce Session in lightdm
2. Select user and enter password
I don't know which additional info would be relevant. I just could say that until this morning everything worked perfectly.
When it fails, can you find anything interesting in any of
Created attachment 595784 [details]
lightdm.log from a failed login attempt to Xfce and a successful one to fluxbox
I found something, first I logged into fluxbox and logged out again to try if Xfce will work. It didn't work and so I logged into fluxbox again.
[+26.29s] DEBUG: Session 906 running command /etc/X11/xinit/Xsession startxfce4
[+26.37s] DEBUG: Registering session with bus path /org/freedesktop/DisplayManager/Session1
[+26.65s] DEBUG: Session 906 exited with return value 0
So, during those 30 seconds, nothing happens?
Well the screen went black and after a blinking cursor appeared in the upper left corner lightdm came up again.
and for that given failed session, nothing in ~/.xsession-errors ?
Ok, just tried and there is absolutely nothing in .xsession-errors after a failed login attempt. It's empty. I removed all .xsessions files before logging out and after trying to login I checked it from a virtual console and it was empty.
I'm out of ideas, and can't reproduce this. :(
Sorry, I now probably know the cause of this. I tried to undo changes I made to fix a bug with Qt and probably this was what caused the failure to start Xfce.
I am really sorry for missing this one and thanks for your help and sorry for stealing your time.