On Fri, Sep 07, 2007 at 12:56:23AM -0700, Gary Kline wrote: > > guys, > > late this thursday night on newtao, when i tried logging in--after a > crash and reboot, totally unexpected--i logged in as "kline", a gnome app > tried to collect data, then the OS crashed. after three times i > successfully logged in a root, under gnome, and poked around hald seems to > have been missing. [???] then i found this at the end of > /var/log/messages: > > Sep 6 11:45:24 tao2 su: kline to root on /dev/ttyp3 > Sep 6 11:57:15 tao2 su: kline to root on /dev/ttyp1 > Sep 6 23:24:22 tao2 kernel: pid 671 (Xorg), uid 0: exited on signal 6 (core > dumped) > Sep 6 23:24:23 tao2 gdm: Error reinitilizing server > Sep 6 23:57:30 tao2 shutdown: reboot by root: > Sep 6 23:57:33 tao2 syslogd: exiting on signal 15 > Sep 6 23:59:29 tao2 syslogd: kernel boot file is /boot/kernel/kernel > > > if anybody has seeen this before or otherwise knows what is going on, > please let me know. > > i did pkg_delete x11-fonts/webfont, fwiw. >
After poking around into the ~/gnome2/session file, I discovered why my login wouldn't complete. I had 14 or 15 things in my saved session. It may have been having openoffice that broke Gnome. I edited out the last three session entries and after only a couple hours trying, I could login as "kline" successfully. (Logging in as root has always worked. Just FWIW. -- Gary Kline [EMAIL PROTECTED] www.thought.org Public Service Unix http://jottings.thought.org http://transfinite.thought.org _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"