Re: xdm login infinite loop
On Fri, Jul 10, 2009 at 11:22 PM, <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I can't login in graphically. My password is
> accepted, the screen goes blank and flickers like
> when it is starting up a session, then just
> returns me to the login display.
> I'm using xfce and xdm on a thinkpad i series
> I know my password is being accepted because
> the screen behaviour is different for a wrong
> /var/log/Xorg.0.log, /var/log/xdm.log and /var/log/auth.log
> are all being touched without any input being added
> to the files. In fact, xdm.log and Xorg.0.log are
> both zero length files (nothing has been written
> to them.
> The only messages are in .xsession-errors, but
> googling seems to indicate that they are innocuous:
> ----- .xsession-errors excerpt ------
> ** (x-session-manager:2398): WARNING **: xfsm-shutdown-helper.c:134:
> Failed to contact HAL: Rejected send message, 3 matched rules;
> type="method_call", sender=":1.6" (uid=1000 pid=2398
> comm="x-session-manager ")
> member="ThisMethodMustNotExistInHal" error name="(unset)"
> requested_reply=0 destination="org.freedesktop.Hal" (uid=0 pid=2175
> comm="/usr/sbin/hald "))
> ** Message: xfsm-shutdown-helper.c:215: HAL not available or does not
> permit to shutdown/reboot the computer, trying sudo fallback instead.
> xfce4-tips: Fatal IO error 11 (Resource temporarily unavailable) on X
> server :0.0.
> xfce-mcs-manager: Fatal IO error 11 (Resource temporarily unavailable)
> on X server :0.0.
> --------- end excerpt -------------
It is likely hal is not working for you. What does /etc/init.d/hal status say ?