[CentOS] Gnome desktop trouble
jack at internetguy.net
Tue Mar 20 14:21:19 EDT 2012
I have several CentOS 6.2 hosts (2.6.32-220.7.1.el6.x86_64) that lock up
when attempting to use the Gnome desktop from the console. I can always
log in, but then all I get is the blue root window, the round initial
mouse pointer, and nothing else. The last process associated with the
console is "xprop -root" which strace shows as hanging indefinitely.
There are cases (sporadic, unpredictable) when I get further; the screen
contains desktop icons, the menu at the top, and an arrow mouse pointer,
but the mouse and keyboard don't work. I can reproduce this behavior
frequently by setting the system run level to 3, logging into the
console, and running "strace -f startx".
One other bit of information: I build all the hosts with the same
kickstart file, and most of the hosts work fine; only a handful are
Has anyone seen this before and/or know how to troubleshoot it?
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