Struggling with gnome 2.18.3

Dan Nicholson dbn.lists at gmail.com
Fri Aug 24 14:36:51 PDT 2007


On 8/24/07, Georgina Joyce <gena-j at bulldoghome.com> wrote:
>
> I don't understand what is going on here but I can't get my gnome installation running and I could really could do with some help in sorting it out:
>
>
> tail -n 26 /var/log/gdm/:0.log
>
> X Window System Version 7.2.0
> Release Date: 22 January 2007
> X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 7.2
> Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.21.5 i686
> Current Operating System: Linux orchid 2.6.21.5 #13 PREEMPT Sat Aug 18 09:30:43
> BST 2007 i686
> Build Date: 15 August 2007
>         Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
>         to make sure that you have the latest version.
> Module Loader present
> Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
>         (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
>         (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
> (==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Fri Aug 24 22:07:39 2007
> (==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
> Fulfilled via DRI at 20486400
> Freed 20486400 (pool 2)
>
> End: :0.log (GDM)
>
> sys.log
> Aug 24 22:07:07 orchid gconfd (root-1797): starting (version 2.18.0.1), pid 1797 user 'root'
> Aug 24 22:07:07 orchid gconfd (root-1797): Resolved address "xml:readonly:/etc/gnome/2.18.3/gconf/gconf.xml.mandatory" to a read-only configuration source at position 0
> Aug 24 22:07:07 orchid gconfd (root-1797): Resolved address "xml:readwrite:/root/.gconf" to a writable configuration source at position 1
> Aug 24 22:07:07 orchid gconfd (root-1797): Resolved address "xml:readonly:/etc/gnome/2.18.3/gconf/gconf.xml.defaults" to a read-only configuration source at position 2
> Aug 24 22:07:37 orchid gconfd (root-1797): GConf server is not in use, shutting
> down.
> Aug 24 22:07:37 orchid gconfd (root-1797): Exiting
> Aug 24 22:07:38 orchid gdm[1542]: Error reinitilizing server

That doesn't say too much. Could you try running gdm with debugging?
Try adding the following to /etc/gnome/2.18.3/gdm/custom.conf (the
[debug] group may already exist):

[debug]
Enable=true

Then run gdm (as root) and don't let it fork:

gdm -nodaemon

You'll probably want to save the output from that command.

--
Dan



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