FC7 user dead

antonio montagnani antonio.montagnani at gmail.com
Fri Jun 8 07:15:41 UTC 2007

2007/6/8, Tim <ignored_mailbox at yahoo.com.au>:
> On Thu, 2007-06-07 at 21:56 +0200, antonio montagnani wrote:
> > what is strange is that if I log as root I find many processes still
> > running under the sleeping user (i.e.gam_server, esd,
> > bonobo-activation-server, nautilus)
> I've seen that from time to time, on FC4 - FC6 (I haven't tried FC7,
> yet).  Something doesn't quit when you exit, and it prevents them from
> logging back in.  I'd go to a virtual console, login as root, and kill
> off the processes one by one that should have been closed when that user
> logged out.  That usually solved it.
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Tim, logging in a console doesn't solve the problem for a standard
user!!! his/her competence should not require these tricks...I am
running Fedora in a semi-production environment where I have
illiterated users
I experienced same problem that Joe Barnett describes very well.
And I did't follow what perry suggested because I had already deleted
the user and recreated him, recovering all data from backup: and I
hope not to have same problems during next upgrades (one is on his
In any case I am running Nvidia card but with standard driver (I had
not upgraded to close Nvidia drivers), and plenty of space.
I had a similar problem when upgraded from FC5 to FC6 on a standard machine...

Tnx to all

Antonio Montagnani
Skype : antoniomontag

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