FC6 upgrade to FC7 - blank desktop

Sam Varshavchik mrsam at courier-mta.com
Sat Jun 9 18:10:53 UTC 2007

Todd Zullinger writes:

> 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:
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=238680

That's a related problem.  Problem #1 was my esd barfing.  
Problem #2 is that it takes down the entire desktop with it.

Looks like I fixed it by nuking $HOME/.esd_auth, that seemed to have fixed 
it, for some reason.

There are two problems here:

1) esd barfing, for some reason

2) When esd barfs, it takes the entire desktop with it

As far as #1 goes, that should be resolved, of course, but even if esd barfs 
it should NOT take the whole desktop down with it!

The problem is with the esound library.  It opens a connections to the 
esound socket without any timeout whatsoever.  If esd goes toes-up, everyone 
will wait forever, to connect to esd.

The correct solution is to employ a reasonable timeout, say 10 seconds, and 
if the connection does not go through, give up and fall back to plan B.

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