FC6 upgrade to FC7 - blank desktop

Todd Zullinger tmz at pobox.com
Sat Jun 9 17:42:00 UTC 2007

Sam Varshavchik wrote:
> Now, I've figured out that if: after starting X in the old account,
> I look at the process table, I see a crapload of processes hanging
> on a connect to /tmp/.esd/socket.  If I kill the esd process, the
> desktop comes out.  Panels and a whole of other stuff is still
> screwed up, but at least the desktop comes up.
> In a freshly-created account, the desktop comes up fine.
> Now, if I take the existing account, rename the home directory,
> create a blank new home directory in its place, log in, and try to
> start X, it still hangs in esd!

Hmmm.  That sounds like this bug:



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