60633Re: Q: CentOS/RHEL - what is it that puts up the graphic login window
- May 1, 2012--- In email@example.com, Scott <scottro@...> wrote:
>I haven't explicitly tried that (yet) because X is running fine, it's
> On Tue, May 01, 2012 at 10:57:28AM -0000, thad_floryan wrote:
> > [...]
> > I can ssh into the system just fine within 20 seconds or so of
> > powering up, but the graphic login screen is delayed and there is
> > no disk activity whatsoever for quite a long time. I didn't time
> > the number of minutes. Once logged on, I can logout and a new
> > login window appears almost instantly, so this is something
> > related to being just-booted.
> What happens if you boot into runlevel 3 and then do startx. I put
> nothing past Gnome people or RH in breaking things.
just the presentation of the login window is delayed many minutes.
We already know that some idiot at Red Hat mucked with the login in
RHEL/Centos 6* since it worked fine in CentOS 5 and, in fact, has been
fine since (at least) Red Hat 9 circa 2003. You may remember my bug
finding last month with all user names revealed in the login window
which is fixable and what I implemented; RH's argument the fix breaks
smart card support is specious -- those idiots broke something that
was working fine.
I suspect the problem is with one of these:
and what's really annoying is seeing nutcase Poettering's grubby
fingers on this:
whatinell is Poettering doing mucking with gdm?
> > If anyone could reveal the name of the process that puts up theThank you! I didn't know that command. It reports "disabled" which
> > login window, I could take it from there. SELINUX is *NOT*
> > enabled as best as I can tell.
> sestatus is the command to check that.
is what I selected during the install last month.
> Also /etc/sysconfig/selinux.Thanks again; that's now in my notes for things to check [later].
Y'know, it's all these kinds of regressive bugs [*ALL* distros] that
give Linux a bad name and prevent greater adoption on the desktop and
[often] as servers. Never had these kind of inexcusable problems with
Solaris, HP-UX, AIX, or any *BSD.
I've wasted already 5 hours tracking down this bug which mysteriously
"just" appeared today; logins from cold boots were fine Monday and
ever since the install on March 11, 2012 (hard to believe it's been
that long already).
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