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Re: rawhide->fc5; X won't start

Ray Strode wrote:
" == sean  <seandarcy2 gmail com> writes:
sean> I installed xfce to see if it was a gnome/kde problem. Here's
sean> what shows on the xfce console:

(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf" /usr/bin/startxfce4: X
server already running on display :0 Agent pid 4100 which: no
xfce4-session in
(xfce-mcs-manager:4103): libxfce4mcs-CRITICAL **:
mcs_manager_add_channel_from_file: assertion `filename != NULL &&
strlen (filename) > 0' failed /etc/xdg/xfce4/xinitrc: line 106:
4105 Segmentation fault xfwm4 --daemon ** Message: Cannot connect
to session manager /etc/xdg/xfce4/xinitrc: line 123: 4108
Segmentation fault xfcalendar /etc/xdg/xfce4/xinitrc: line 123:
4110 Segmentation fault $panel
sean> So X appears to start - Fedora logo comes up; no error on
sean> Xorg.0.log.

sean> But no gui's will start - not gnome,kde or xfce. Does this mean
sean> X isn't starting correctly so that the gui's can start? If not,
sean> what happens between X coming up and the gui's starting?

sean> metacity?  Is there any way to cause metacity to do verbose
sean> logging?

sean> Again, is there any way to get more verbose and clearer logs.

sean> Or any other hints?

Well, not sure on gnome or KDE, but the above Xfce output looks like
the problem is the Seg faults when trying to start up. :( Several other things to try:
- If you create a new fresh user, can they login ok?
(This would point to it being you users gtk theme, fonts setup or the
Yes! I can login as a new user. Switched xorg.conf back to using xfs, and that worked to.

( Oddly, when I logout as the new user, I'm left at console 7 with a black screen and a blinking cursor at top left. console 1, witch I have to manually switch to, shows the usual X shutdown stuff.)

- Could be some package leftover from your rawhide install causing
issues, perhaps a 'yum list extras' to identify any packages that are
not in repositories you have currently enabled?

- Could you try and run xfwm4 under a debugger?
0) yum --enable-repo=core-debuginfo install xfwm4-debuginfo
yum --enablerepo=extras-debuginfo ........  :)

1) Run X from a console, "xinit /usr/X11R6/bin/xterm &"
2) Switch to a console (Ctrl+Alt+F1)
3) Set the display "export DISPLAY=:0.0"
4) run "gdb /usr/bin/xfwm4"
5) if/when it crashes, run 'bt' and send me the backtrace.
Well, it appears to be font related. I hope you can figure out what the font problems is though.

Does rm -f ~/.fonts.cache-2 \
      ~/.rh-fontconfig/.fonts.cache-2 \

fix things up?

I'll do that, but shouldn't fc-cache -f ( which I've done) do he same thing?

In any case, I do NOT have a ~/.fonts dir. should I? If so, what do I install to get it, or is it just user fonts.


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