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 3 Severity:  2 - Minor
Item Group:  i386 Status:  Fixed
Privacy:  Public Assigned 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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    Follow 5 latest changes.

    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2013-07-10 samgee StatusNeed Info => Fixed
        Open/ClosedOpen => Closed
    2010-05-09 kgoetz Severity3 - Normal => 2 - Minor
        StatusConfirmed => Need Info
    2009-12-07 samgee StatusNone => Confirmed

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