buggNewSense GNU/Linux - Bugs: bug #28179, New login in a window doesn't work


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bug #28179: New login in a window doesn't work

Submitted by:  Sam Geeraerts <samgee>
Submitted on:  Sat 05 Dec 2009 10:48:13 AM UTC  
Category: gNewSense 3Severity: 2 - Minor
Item Group: i386Status: Fixed
Privacy: PublicAssigned to: None
Open/Closed: Closed

Wed 10 Jul 2013 10:52:51 AM UTC, comment #5:

Works in Parkes with default installation.

Sam Geeraerts <samgee>
Project Administrator
Mon 15 Mar 2010 05:54:18 AM UTC, comment #4:

I've installed xnest and 'Login in new window' Just Worked.

Karl Goetz <kgoetz>
Sun 14 Mar 2010 08:15:33 PM UTC, comment #3:

I didn't have xnest installed. I installed it, rebooted, logged in to GNOME again and tried "New Login in a Window" again, but still nothing happened. Running "gdmflexiserver -d --xnest" says:

samgee@gnewsense:~$ gdmflexiserver -d --xnest
gdmflexiserver[4283]: DEBUG: Sending command: 'VERSION'
gdmflexiserver[4283]: DEBUG: Got response: 'GDM 2.20.7'
gdmflexiserver[4283]: DEBUG: Sending command: 'AUTH_LOCAL aa3b6278850328847a4c14431710b5e4'
gdmflexiserver[4283]: DEBUG: Got response: 'OK'
gdmflexiserver[4283]: DEBUG: Sending command: 'FLEXI_XNEST :0 1000 aa3b6278850328847a4c14431710b5e4 /home/samgee/.Xauthority'

and just hangs there (I stopped it with Ctrl-C). It might be this bug http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=533166, because Switch User also doesn't work (just locks the desktop).

Sam Geeraerts <samgee>
Project Administrator
Sun 14 Mar 2010 02:36:40 AM UTC, comment #2:

I don't have xnest installed - is it included by default? if its not, that explains the problem.

Its a Recommends: of gdm, but not a full dependency.

Karl Goetz <kgoetz>
Mon 07 Dec 2009 12:26:54 PM UTC, comment #1:

I have the same trouble

-- aurele

Aurélien DESBRIÈRES <aurele>
Sat 05 Dec 2009 10:48:13 AM UTC, original submission:

Applications -> System Tools -> New Login in a Window: pops up a window "Cannot start new display. The X server failed. Perhaps it is not configured well."

Sam Geeraerts <samgee>
Project Administrator


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    Date Changed By Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced By
    Wed 10 Jul 2013 10:52:51 AM UTCsamgeeStatusNeed Info=>Fixed
    Sun 09 May 2010 05:06:59 AM UTCkgoetzSeverity3 - Normal=>2 - Minor
      StatusConfirmed=>Need Info
    Mon 07 Dec 2009 12:27:30 PM UTCsamgeeStatusNone=>Confirmed

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