I recently ran into an error. I’m currently running SuSE linux enterprise server, but I was hoping that maybe someone here could help me out.
I’m not exactly a new user of Linux, but I’m no means an expert either. I recently installed apache and mysql on our Suse Enterprise linux server. After logging out (via VNC, which I’ve been using for months to access this server) and back in again, the gui login no longer appears. I can still ssh into the server, and the samba file share is still available (though I’m getting errors in the logs about the samba share as well), but in general the server appears to be working except for the gui login. Below is an excerpt of the “warn” log in /var/log when the problem began. I disabled the apache server, but this error doesn’t appear to be related (on or off, gdm is messed up)
for some system info mainly culled from the /proc directory, and trimmed (i.e. only one processor though there are two quad core intel processors each with two logical cores per physical core) see here:
I’ve also tried several troubleshooting shooting steps, I’ve changed the display manager to “kdm” (though it appears kdm is not installed, as when I use it, and go to a server terminal it comes up with the x windows login). The steps I used to do this were:
(edit /etc/sysconfig/displaymanager to use “kdm” instead of “gdm”)
If I’m at the server terminal (i.e. not through vnc) the x windows login shows up fine, and no errors pop up in /var/messages (which it does if I’m using gdm). However, as soon as I enter my username/pass for the server, I get two popup errors:
The panel has encountered a fatal error.
The panel could not register with the bonobo activation server (error code:3) and will exit. It may be automatically restarted.
Nautilus cannot be used now due to an unexpected error from bonobo when attempting to register the file manager view server.
And several errors in the /var/messages log:
errors for gdm problem - b165d
Anyone have any ideas? Or requests for additional info etc?