GNOME login problems.
By gjl on Mar 16, 2005
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.