GNOME workstation installation.
Log in as root. On my 486 with 32Mb I get a dialog box:
No response to the SaveYourself command."
Cancel it. Log out.
Xlib: connection to ":0.0" refused by server
Xlib: Client is not authorized to connect to Server
xscreensaver: Can't open display: :0
xscreensaver: initial effective uid/gid was root/root (0/0)
xscreensaver: running as nobody/nobody (99/99)
xscreensaver: Errors at startup are usually authorization problems.
Did you read the manual and the FAQ? Specifically,
the parts of the manual that talk about XAUTH, XDM,
and root logins?
rm: cannot remove `/root/.gnome//gmc-v2LrCF': No such file or directory
subshell.c: couldn't get terminal settings: Inappropriate ioctl for device
GnomeUI-WARNING **: Could not open help topics file NULL
The second part of the .xsession-errors is simply Xscreensaver
not working as root. See the URL if you want more information
about the issue.
For more information about the warning dialog and a possible workaround.
(The answer is basically "your machine is too slow to run GNOME"
:-(. It's hard to fix this without adversly impacting the user
experience for users on faster machines.
I am changing this delay from 10 seconds by default to 15 seconds
in our packages. Hopefully this will ameliorate the problem.