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Re: update to fedora 10

On Mon, 2 Mar 2009, Craig White wrote:

Patrick Dupre wrote:
On Tue, 3 Mar 2009, Tim wrote:

On Mon, 2009-03-02 at 13:21 +0000, Patrick Dupre wrote:

Hello, after I update fc7 to fedora 10, I cannot start an X session
(startx) when logged as a standard user !
The mouse pointer does not show up and the gnome session never starts.

root user is OK.
I boot in test mode.

What's the permissions of the /tmp directory?  I've seen that sort of
thing in prior releases, because there was a problem there.

[tim suspishus ~]$ ls -dl /tmp
drwxrwxrwt 53 root root 4096 2009-03-03 01:01 /tmp

        ^ that "t" being crucial, as well as rwx for all the others.

drwxrwxrwt 59 root root 7168 2009-03-02 14:32 /tmp

since user 'root' is OK, I suspect that you probably are having an issue with older settings and you can temporarily move them out of the way...

Use <Control><Alt><F2> to get to a virtual console.

login as your regular user

execute these commands as a regular user...

mv .gnome .gnome-bak
mv .gnome2 .gnome2-bak
mv .gconf .gconf-bak
mv .gconfd .gconfd-bak

I already tried this, but it does not work.
I have the same problem when creating a brad new user.

and then log in as user to see if that solves the GNOME issue.


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