Bug 836918 - Unable to login into Xfce session
Unable to login into Xfce session
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: lightdm (Show other bugs)
Unspecified Unspecified
unspecified Severity unspecified
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Assigned To: Rex Dieter
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-07-02 03:42 EDT by hannes
Modified: 2012-07-02 14:16 EDT (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2012-07-02 14:12:18 EDT
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lightdm.log from a failed login attempt to Xfce and a successful one to fluxbox (8.83 KB, text/x-log)
2012-07-02 13:19 EDT, hannes
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Description hannes 2012-07-02 03:42:39 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\*

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Select Xfce Session in lightdm
2. Select user and enter password

Additional info:
I don't know which additional info would be relevant. I just could say that until this morning everything worked perfectly.
Comment 1 Rex Dieter 2012-07-02 13:14:02 EDT
When it fails, can you find anything interesting in any of
Comment 2 hannes 2012-07-02 13:19:58 EDT
Created attachment 595784 [details]
lightdm.log from a failed login attempt to Xfce and a successful one to fluxbox
Comment 3 hannes 2012-07-02 13:21:37 EDT
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.
Comment 4 Rex Dieter 2012-07-02 13:34:09 EDT
[+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?
Comment 5 hannes 2012-07-02 13:35:53 EDT
Well the screen went black and after a blinking cursor appeared in the upper left corner lightdm came up again.
Comment 6 Rex Dieter 2012-07-02 13:36:08 EDT
and for that given failed session, nothing in ~/.xsession-errors ?
Comment 7 hannes 2012-07-02 13:44:41 EDT
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.
Comment 8 Rex Dieter 2012-07-02 14:07:10 EDT
I'm out of ideas, and can't reproduce this. :(
Comment 9 hannes 2012-07-02 14:12:18 EDT
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.

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