GNOME login problems.

Having just started using Solaris10 on my laptop, it turns out that there is a bit of a problem with logging into GNOME that may be related to using variable hostnames (e.g. using DHCP) The symptom is that logging in to GNOME will result in a black screen with the timer icon which never goes away. Logging in via CDE, or failsafe works fine. To resolve the problem, remove the GNOME session files from /var/tmp, then change $TMPDIR to be /tmp so that the files will be removed on boot (/tmp on solaris is mounted on tmpfs - i.e. swap) The files concearned have this sort of signature. drwx------ 3 gjl other 512 Feb 24 09:21 gconfd-gjl srwxr-xr-x 1 gjl other 0 Feb 24 11:31 mapping-gjl drwx------ 2 gjl other 1536 Feb 24 14:18 orbit-gjl I had no problem removing these files when logged in to CDE or failsafe, YMMV.
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I had this problem as well. What I did was make sure that the local hostname always resolved; that seemed to fix it.

Posted by PatrickG on March 17, 2005 at 12:06 AM GMT #

I also had this problem, though SX3/05 was the first SX version that I noticed this on. I am glad that you thought to blog the solution, I did not know what the fix was. Was there a log file that led you to the solution?

Posted by charles meeks on April 06, 2005 at 07:10 PM BST #

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