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Can't get a gnome session?

On Thu, Nov 13, 2003 at 07:31:24PM -0500, Duane Morin wrote:
> Ok, this isn't cool.  I've been running Redhat 9 with Ximian happily for 
> weeks now, periodically getting the software updates that are recommended.
> Today all of a sudden java stopped working, throwing vm errors.  
> I reboot...and now I can't even get a gnome session.  As in, I log in
> and gnome tells me "Your session lasted less than 10 seconds.  Use a 
> failsafe session and see if you can fix the problem."  So I'm in a 
> failsafe session now and ssh'd into my mail machine to send a help
> message :).
> Here's the message I get now if I try to run red-carpet, for instance, to 
> get fresh updates:
> GThread-ERROR **: file gthread-posix.c: line 135 (): error 'No such 
> process' during 'pthread_getschedparam (pthread_self(), &policy, &sched)'
> aborting...

I'd say 80% or higher chance this is caused by the new threads stuff that's 
being discussed on this list the past few days.

Not that this information helps you directly.  Sorry.

> I am getting very bad flashbacks.  A red-carpet crash that cost me my 
> home directory on a past machine is what caused me to give up on Redhat
> and switch to Mandrake originally, and I've only recently come back 
> to Redhat 9.

For the first time, I've set up a separate /home partition that will survive
OS changes.  I've always been in the "one big /" camp, but the odds of
me reinstalling was high.

Oh.  And do backups.  

DDDD   David Kramer         david at  
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