[K12OSN] gnome login errors

Brad Johnson bjohnson at independence.k12.ia.us
Fri Jan 6 21:35:06 UTC 2006

what is hosting your ldap services?? OS X?  If so, make sure your  
users have a default login shell chosen.  By default, my users on my  
os x server did not have a login shell chosen, and I rangled with  
this exact issue for months before I figured this out.


On Jan 6, 2006, at 9:09 AM, John Halfpenny wrote:

> hi. i'm having a real problem with gnome on a default install of  
> k12 4.4.1.
> i can only login to gnome with ldap users if i login as runlevel 3  
> first and then startx manually, root works fine from runlevel 5  
> startup.
> after being told my login lasted for less than 10 seconds, the  
> output of my error is this
> /etc/X11/gdm/PreSession/Default: Registering your session with wtmp  
> and utmp
> /etc/X11/gdm/PreSession/Default: running: /usr/X11R6/bin/sessreg -a  
> -w /var/log/wtmp -u /var/run/utmp -x "/var/gdm/:0.Xservers" -h "" - 
> l ":0" "john"
> /etc/X11/xdm/Xsession: line 76: /usr/bin/ssh-agent /usr/bin/dbus- 
> launch --exit-with-session gnome-session: No such file or directory
> /etc/X11/xdm/Xsession: line 76: exec: /usr/bin/ssh-agent /usr/bin/ 
> dbus-launch --exit-with-session gnome-session: No such file or  
> directory
> i've been through umpteen searches on google and am totally stumped  
> as to why i'm receiving this error. it seems to do it on my FC3  
> install and K12LTSP.
> having been at it for the best part of two days i have tried all  
> these things-
> checked permissions on /tmp
> checked permissions and availability on users home folder
> checked disk space on both nfs and local server
> uninstalled / reinstalled gnome-session
> uninstalled / reinstalled gdm
> i don't know which file it is referring to in the error, ssh-agent,  
> dbus-launch and gnome-session are all in /usr/bin.
> if anyone out there has any idea at all why this is happening i  
> would be extremely grateful- as i've mentioned my users can all log  
> into run level 3, and they can all run gnome if the machine starts  
> up in run level 3 before starting x!
> how odd!
> john
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