F8 remote X display (lack thereof)

Mikkel L. Ellertson mikkel at infinity-ltd.com
Tue Nov 13 00:57:05 UTC 2007

Frank Cox wrote:
> I am trying to get LTSP 4.2 working with this F8 x86_64 setup, but haven't
> managed to get a gdm display up on my terminal.  I just get the infamous grey
> screen with a black X in the center.
> In the process of investigating this problem, I tried this from another "real"
> computer on my network:
>  X :1 -query
> It's my understanding that I should then see my gdm login screen.
> However, I got the same grey screen with the X that I see on my terminal.
> Therefore, I don't think I have a problem with LTSP as such; it's a problem
> with remote X sessions.
> This is what I saw on the console:
> X Window System Version 1.3.0
> Release Date: 19 April 2007
> X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 1.3
> Build Operating System: Fedora Core 7 Red Hat, Inc.
> Current Operating System: Linux mutt.melvilletheatre.net #1 SMP
> Thu Sep 27 23:10:59 EDT 2007 i686 Build Date: 11 June 2007
> Build ID: xorg-x11-server 
>         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.1.log", Time: Mon Nov 12 16:42:36 2007
> (==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
> (II) Module already built-in
> (II) Module already built-in
> (EE) I810(0): [dri] DRIScreenInit failed. Disabling DRI.FreeFontPath: FPE
> "unix/:7100" refcount is 2, should be 1; fixing. (EE) AIGLX: Screen 0 is not
> DRI capable
> After hitting ctrl-alt-backspace to exit the X session that didn't start, I got
> this on the console:
> FreeFontPath: FPE "unix/:7100" refcount is 2, should be 1; fixing.
> What's wrong here?  My remote X can't find a font server that it's expecting?
> Or something else?
> Most importantly, how can I fix it?
Dumb question - did you enable remote connections in GDM? I have not
checked where it is in F8, but in FC6 it is System -->
Administration --> Login Screen --> Remote.


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