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    SubjectRe: 2.6.25-rc1/2 regression: first-time login into gnome fails
    On Mon, Mar 17, 2008 at 5:06 AM, Christoph Hellwig <> wrote:
    > On Mon, Feb 18, 2008 at 08:15:01AM -0800, Ray Lee wrote:
    > > It may be a race. Please try booting up, then waiting for a minute or
    > > two once you see the gdm login screen, then try logging in.
    > >
    > > If that succeeds then something (dbus perhaps) is hanging on something
    > > that eventually times out.
    > Just upgraded my laptop to 2.6.25-rc6 and I see the same. A little
    > instrumentation shows that there is no socket to connect to aka the
    > server side process (whatever that is) didn't start.

    Hmm. Okay, mind if I ask some stupid questions?

    I'm assuming you upgraded from 2.6.24, correct? (not .25-rcX).

    Are you running either debian or ubuntu? If so, do you have the
    dbus-x11 package installed? Alternately, does /usr/bin/dbus-launch
    exist? If no, try installing dbus-x11 and try again. I think a
    side-effect of installing is to start dbus earlier, and may perhaps
    avoid the race (if it is a race that's causing all this, which I still
    think it is).

    References if you're bored:

    If the above doesn't help, is there anything interesting in ~/.xsession-errors?

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