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# 1  
Old 06-13-2011
X windows not working

Hi all,

Fedora 10 workstation is not able to login to X windows (GUI).But works fine on command line. Below are command outputs from two workstations: one with problem and another working fine (both are identical in h/w and run fedora core 10). Please help me in this. Thanks in advance!

Below are from the one where i have problem to login to GUI


Code:
[root@console-0124 ~]# ps -ef|grep X

Code:
root 3909 3870 0 Jun06 tty7 00:00:32 /usr/bin/X :0 -auth /var/lib/xdm/authdir/authfiles/A:0-4Mjszr
vct 11530 11311 0 Jun07 ? 00:00:00 /usr/bin/ssh-agent /etc/X11/xinit/Xclients root 19516 19381 0 14:48 pts/0 00:00:00 grep X [root@console-0124 ~]# ps -ef|grep Xorg root 19518 19381 0 14:48 pts/0 00:00:00 grep Xorg [root@console-0124 ~]# ps -ef|grep bonobo root 19520 19381 0 14:49 pts/0 00:00:00 grep bonobo [root@console-0124 ~]# ps -ef|grep nauti root 19522 19381 0 14:49 pts/0 00:00:00 grep nauti [root@console-0124 ~]#



Below are from the workstation which is working fine

Code:
 [root@console-recon-0124 ~]# ps -ef|grep X
root      5078  5077  0 May11 tty1     02:36:41 /usr/bin/Xorg :0 -nr -verbose -auth /var/run/gdm/auth-for-gdm-QfEeV5/database -nolisten tcp vt1
root     23060 22801  0 13:51 pts/0    00:00:00 grep X
[root@console-recon-0124 ~]# ps -ef|grep Xorg
root      5078  5077  0 May11 tty1     02:36:41 /usr/bin/Xorg :0 -nr -verbose -auth /var/run/gdm/auth-for-gdm-QfEeV5/database -nolisten tcp vt1
root     23062 22801  0 13:51 pts/0    00:00:00 grep Xorg
[root@console-recon-0124 ~]# ps -ef|grep bonobo
vct       5620     1  0 May11 ?        00:00:00 /usr/libexec/bonobo-activation-server --ac-activate --ior-output-fd=17
vct      20225     1  0 May27 ?        00:00:00 /usr/libexec/bonobo-activation-server --ac-activate --ior-output-fd=22
root     23064 22801  0 13:51 pts/0    00:00:00 grep bonobo
[root@console-recon-0124 ~]# ps -ef|grep nauti
vct       5618  5340  0 May11 ?        00:00:33 nautilus --no-desktop --browser
root     23066 22801  0 13:52 pts/0    00:00:00 grep nauti
[root@console-recon-0124 ~]#

# 2  
Old 06-13-2011
What does
Code:
echo $DISPLAY

show on each box?
# 3  
Old 06-14-2011
Hi Jim mcnamara

echo $DISPLAY shows nothing on both boxes
# 4  
Old 06-20-2011
What do you mean by logging in the 2 boxes: Local? (which means for me at the console...) OR Remote (in which case how...).
From the little you show it could be IP issue, or more likely ssh since one has some ssh stuff and not the other (But Im half blind...) if so is X forwarding enabled? (You connect using ssh -X...)

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