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Hello, I'm having a problem where when we log in to the graphical screen it logs in and the background loads and the desktop icons load, but then it kicks ...
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    Graphical screen logs out right after logging in


    Hello,

    I'm having a problem where when we log in to the graphical screen it logs in and the background loads and the desktop icons load, but then it kicks back out to the login screen again.

    I checked the .xsession-errors for the user that logged in and this is what it says:

    Code:
    who: Warning: the meaning of '-l' will change in a future release to conform to
    POSIX
    stty: standard input: Inappropriate ioctl for device
    stty: standard input: Inappropriate ioctl for device
    IceWM: using /home/zlink/.icewm for private configuration files
    X connection to :0.0 broken (explicit kill or server shutdown).^M
    Communication between daemon and interface manager has broken down.
    Gdk-ERROR **: X connection to :0.0 broken (explicit kill or server shutdown).
    X connection to :0.0 broken (explicit kill or server shutdown).^M
    Communication between daemon and interface manager has broken down.
    I've tried googling all these errors without finding anything.

    I'm able to log in as other users, so it sounds like it might just be something with a setting or some user specific config.

    Anyone have any ideas?

    Thanks.

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    Are there lock files that could be causing this?

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    check

    your X log
    Code:
    cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep -i EE
    and report back
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    Here ya go:

    Code:
    zlink>cat XFree86.0.log | grep -i EE
    XFree86 Version 4.3.0 (Custom Build: 4.3.0-2.90.60.legacy)
            recent XFree86 packages available from Red Hat by checking for updates
            XFree86.org bugzilla at http://bugs.xfree86.org and/or Red Hat
             (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
    (==) Log file: "/var/log/XFree86.0.log", Time: Wed Sep 19 11:56:54 2007
    (**) |-->Screen "Screen0" (0)
    (**) Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
    (**) XKB: rules: "xfree86"
            XFree86 ANSI C Emulation: 0.2
            XFree86 Video Driver: 0.6
            XFree86 XInput driver : 0.4
            XFree86 Server Extension : 0.2
            XFree86 Font Renderer : 0.4
    (II) Module bitmap: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
            Module class: XFree86 Font Renderer
            ABI class: XFree86 Font Renderer, version 0.4
    (II) Module pcidata: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
            ABI class: XFree86 Video Driver, version 0.6
    (II) Module dbe: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
            Module class: XFree86 Server Extension
            ABI class: XFree86 Server Extension, version 0.2
    (II) Module extmod: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
            Module class: XFree86 Server Extension
            ABI class: XFree86 Server Extension, version 0.2
    (II) Loading extension MIT-SCREEN-SAVER
    (II) Loading extension XFree86-VidModeExtension
    (II) Loading extension XFree86-Misc
    (II) Loading extension XFree86-DGA
    (II) Module fbdevhw: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
            ABI class: XFree86 Video Driver, version 0.6
    (II) Module glx: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
            ABI class: XFree86 Server Extension, version 0.2
    (II) Module GLcore: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
            ABI class: XFree86 Server Extension, version 0.2
    (II) Module record: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
            Module class: XFree86 Server Extension
            ABI class: XFree86 Server Extension, version 0.2
    (II) LoadModule: "freetype"
    (II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/fonts/libfreetype.a
    (II) Module freetype: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
            Module class: XFree86 Font Renderer
            ABI class: XFree86 Font Renderer, version 0.4
    (II) Loading font FreeType
    (II) Module type1: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
            Module class: XFree86 Font Renderer
            ABI class: XFree86 Font Renderer, version 0.4
            Module class: XFree86 Video Driver
            ABI class: XFree86 Video Driver, version 0.6
    (II) Module mouse: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
            Module class: XFree86 XInput Driver
            ABI class: XFree86 XInput driver, version 0.4
    (II) Setting vga for screen 0.
    (II) Module int10: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
            ABI class: XFree86 Video Driver, version 0.6
    (II) Module vbe: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
            ABI class: XFree86 Video Driver, version 0.6
    (II) Module vgahw: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
            ABI class: XFree86 Video Driver, version 0.6
    (II) I810(0): BIOS now sees 12288 kB VideoRAM
    (II) Module ddc: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
            ABI class: XFree86 Video Driver, version 0.6
    (II) I810(0): Year: 2006  Week: 47
    (II) I810(0): redX: 0.628 redY: 0.344   greenX: 0.295 greenY: 0.589
            GreenMaskSize: 0
            GreenFieldPosition: 0
            LinGreenMaskSize: 0
            LinGreenFieldPosition: 0
            GreenMaskSize: 0
            GreenFieldPosition: 0
            LinGreenMaskSize: 0
            LinGreenFieldPosition: 0
            GreenMaskSize: 0
            GreenFieldPosition: 0
            LinGreenMaskSize: 0
            LinGreenFieldPosition: 0
            GreenMaskSize: 0
            GreenFieldPosition: 0
            LinGreenMaskSize: 0
            LinGreenFieldPosition: 0
            GreenMaskSize: 0
            GreenFieldPosition: 0
            LinGreenMaskSize: 0
            LinGreenFieldPosition: 0
            GreenMaskSize: 0
            GreenFieldPosition: 0
            LinGreenMaskSize: 0
            LinGreenFieldPosition: 0
            GreenMaskSize: 0
            GreenFieldPosition: 0
            LinGreenMaskSize: 0
            LinGreenFieldPosition: 0
            GreenMaskSize: 0
            GreenFieldPosition: 0
            LinGreenMaskSize: 0
            LinGreenFieldPosition: 0
            GreenMaskSize: 0
            GreenFieldPosition: 0
            LinGreenMaskSize: 0
            LinGreenFieldPosition: 0
            GreenMaskSize: 0
            GreenFieldPosition: 0
            LinGreenMaskSize: 0
            LinGreenFieldPosition: 0
            GreenMaskSize: 6
            GreenFieldPosition: 5
            LinGreenMaskSize: 6
            LinGreenFieldPosition: 5
            GreenMaskSize: 6
            GreenFieldPosition: 5
            LinGreenMaskSize: 6
            LinGreenFieldPosition: 5
            GreenMaskSize: 6
            GreenFieldPosition: 5
            LinGreenMaskSize: 6
            LinGreenFieldPosition: 5
            GreenMaskSize: 6
            GreenFieldPosition: 5
            LinGreenMaskSize: 6
            LinGreenFieldPosition: 5
            GreenMaskSize: 6
            GreenFieldPosition: 5
            LinGreenMaskSize: 6
            LinGreenFieldPosition: 5
            GreenMaskSize: 6
            GreenFieldPosition: 5
            LinGreenMaskSize: 6
            LinGreenFieldPosition: 5
            GreenMaskSize: 8
            GreenFieldPosition: 8
            LinGreenMaskSize: 8
            LinGreenFieldPosition: 8
            GreenMaskSize: 8
            GreenFieldPosition: 8
            LinGreenMaskSize: 8
            LinGreenFieldPosition: 8
            GreenMaskSize: 8
            GreenFieldPosition: 8
            LinGreenMaskSize: 8
            LinGreenFieldPosition: 8
    *(WW) (1280x1024,Monitor0) mode clock 108MHz exceeds DDC maximum 80MHz
    (WW) (1280x1024,Monitor0) mode clock 135MHz exceeds DDC maximum 80MHz
    (WW) (1280x1024,Monitor0) mode clock 157.5MHz exceeds DDC maximum 80MHz
            GreenMaskSize: 8
            GreenFieldPosition: 8
            LinGreenMaskSize: 8
            LinGreenFieldPosition: 8
    *(WW) (1600x1200,Monitor0) mode clock 162MHz exceeds DDC maximum 80MHz
    (WW) (1600x1200,Monitor0) mode clock 175.5MHz exceeds DDC maximum 80MHz
    (WW) (1600x1200,Monitor0) mode clock 189MHz exceeds DDC maximum 80MHz
    (WW) (1600x1200,Monitor0) mode clock 202.5MHz exceeds DDC maximum 80MHz
    (WW) (1600x1200,Monitor0) mode clock 229.5MHz exceeds DDC maximum 80MHz
            GreenMaskSize: 8
            GreenFieldPosition: 8
            LinGreenMaskSize: 8
            LinGreenFieldPosition: 8
    *(WW) (1920x1440,Monitor0) mode clock 234MHz exceeds DDC maximum 80MHz
    (WW) (1920x1440,Monitor0) mode clock 297MHz exceeds DDC maximum 80MHz
    (WW) (1920x1440,Monitor0) mode clock 341.35MHz exceeds DDC maximum 80MHz
            GreenMaskSize: 8
            GreenFieldPosition: 8
            LinGreenMaskSize: 8
            LinGreenFieldPosition: 8
    (WW) (1024x768,Monitor0) mode clock 94.5MHz exceeds DDC maximum 80MHz
    (II) Module fb: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
            ABI class: XFree86 ANSI C Emulation, version 0.2
    (II) Module xaa: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
            ABI class: XFree86 Video Driver, version 0.6
    (II) Module ramdac: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
            ABI class: XFree86 Video Driver, version 0.6
    (II) Module shadow: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
            ABI class: XFree86 ANSI C Emulation, version 0.2
    (II) do I need RAC?  No, I don't.
    (II) I810(0): Using XFree86 Acceleration Architecture (XAA)
            Screen to screen bit blits
            Indirect CPU to Screen color expansion
            Offscreen Pixmaps
    (II) Initializing built-in extension XFree86-Bigfont
    (II) Mouse0: ps2EnableDataReporting: succeeded
    (II) DevInputMice: ps2EnableDataReporting: succeeded
    (II) DevInputMice: ps2EnableDataReporting: succeeded
    (II) Mouse0: ps2EnableDataReporting: succeeded
    (II) Mouse0: ps2EnableDataReporting: succeeded
    (II) DevInputMice: ps2EnableDataReporting: succeeded
    (II) DevInputMice: ps2EnableDataReporting: succeeded
    (II) Mouse0: ps2EnableDataReporting: succeeded
    (II) Mouse0: ps2EnableDataReporting: succeeded
    (II) DevInputMice: ps2EnableDataReporting: succeeded
    (II) DevInputMice: ps2EnableDataReporting: succeeded
    (II) Mouse0: ps2EnableDataReporting: succeeded
    (II) Mouse0: ps2EnableDataReporting: succeeded
    (II) DevInputMice: ps2EnableDataReporting: succeeded

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    Here is my /etc/X11/XF86Config config file:

    Code:
    zlink> cat XF86Config
    
    # XFree86 4 configuration created by redhat-config-xfree86
    
    Section "ServerLayout"
            Identifier     "Default Layout"
            Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
            InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
            InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
            InputDevice    "DevInputMice" "AlwaysCore"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Files"
    
    # RgbPath is the location of the RGB database.  Note, this is the name of the 
    # file minus the extension (like ".txt" or ".db").  There is normally
    # no need to change the default.
    # Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
    # By default, Red Hat 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
    # the X server to render fonts.
            RgbPath      "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
            FontPath     "unix/:7100"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Module"
            Load  "dbe"
            Load  "extmod"
            Load  "fbdevhw"
            Load  "glx"
            Load  "record"
            Load  "freetype"
            Load  "type1"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
    
    # Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1))
    #       Option  "Xleds"         "1 2 3"
    # To disable the XKEYBOARD extension, uncomment XkbDisable.
    #       Option  "XkbDisable"
    # To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the
    # lines below (which are the defaults).  For example, for a non-U.S.
    # keyboard, you will probably want to use:
    #       Option  "XkbModel"      "pc102"
    # If you have a US Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use:
    #       Option  "XkbModel"      "microsoft"
    #
    # Then to change the language, change the Layout setting.
    # For example, a german layout can be obtained with:
    #       Option  "XkbLayout"     "de"
    # or:
    #       Option  "XkbLayout"     "de"
    #       Option  "XkbVariant"    "nodeadkeys"
    #
    # If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
    # control keys, use:
    #       Option  "XkbOptions"    "ctrl:swapcaps"
    # Or if you just want both to be control, use:
    #       Option  "XkbOptions"    "ctrl:nocaps"
    #
            Identifier  "Keyboard0"
            Driver      "keyboard"
            Option      "XkbRules" "xfree86"
            Option      "XkbModel" "pc105"
            Option      "XkbLayout" "us"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
            Identifier  "Mouse0"
            Driver      "mouse"
            Option      "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
            Option      "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
            Option      "ZAxisMapping" "1"
            Option      "Buttons" "1"
            Option      "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
    
    # If the normal CorePointer mouse is not a USB mouse then
    # this input device can be used in AlwaysCore mode to let you
    # also use USB mice at the same time.
            Identifier  "DevInputMice"
            Driver      "mouse"
            Option      "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
            Option      "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
            Option      "ZAxisMapping" "1"
            Option      "Buttons" "1"
            Option      "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
            Identifier   "Monitor0"
            VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
            ModelName    "LCD52V"
            HorizSync    31.0 - 61.0
            VertRefresh  56.0 - 75.0
            Option      "dpms"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
            Identifier  "Videocard0"
            Driver      "i810"
            VendorName  "Videocard vendor"
            BoardName   "Intel 845"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
            Identifier "Screen0"
            Device     "Videocard0"
            Monitor    "Monitor0"
            DefaultDepth     24
            SubSection "Display"
                    Depth     16
                    Modes    "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
            EndSubSection
            SubSection "Display"
                    Depth     24
                    Modes    "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
            EndSubSection
    EndSection
    
    Section "DRI"
            Group        0
            Mode         0666
    EndSection

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    2 things:

    1) what window manager are you using? Is it icewm?

    2) did you run the command I gave you exactly with the "|" and everything after. Because it doesn't appear that way.
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    Yep, IceWM is correct.

    I don't have an Xorg.0.log, only an XFree86.0.log, which is what I gave using the command you gave me. Should I be using something other than:

    Code:
    cat /var/log/XFree86.0.log | grep -i EE
    After comparing the XFree86.0.log between a working system and the trouble system I've found the following is different between the two:

    Code:
    *(WW) (1280x1024,Monitor0) mode clock 108MHz exceeds DDC maximum 80MHz
    (WW) (1280x1024,Monitor0) mode clock 135MHz exceeds DDC maximum 80MHz
    (WW) (1280x1024,Monitor0) mode clock 157.5MHz exceeds DDC maximum 80MHz
            GreenMaskSize: 8
            GreenFieldPosition: 8
            LinGreenMaskSize: 8
            LinGreenFieldPosition: 8
    *(WW) (1600x1200,Monitor0) mode clock 162MHz exceeds DDC maximum 80MHz
    (WW) (1600x1200,Monitor0) mode clock 175.5MHz exceeds DDC maximum 80MHz
    (WW) (1600x1200,Monitor0) mode clock 189MHz exceeds DDC maximum 80MHz
    (WW) (1600x1200,Monitor0) mode clock 202.5MHz exceeds DDC maximum 80MHz
    (WW) (1600x1200,Monitor0) mode clock 229.5MHz exceeds DDC maximum 80MHz
            GreenMaskSize: 8
            GreenFieldPosition: 8
            LinGreenMaskSize: 8
            LinGreenFieldPosition: 8
    *(WW) (1920x1440,Monitor0) mode clock 234MHz exceeds DDC maximum 80MHz
    (WW) (1920x1440,Monitor0) mode clock 297MHz exceeds DDC maximum 80MHz
    (WW) (1920x1440,Monitor0) mode clock 341.35MHz exceeds DDC maximum 80MHz
            GreenMaskSize: 8
            GreenFieldPosition: 8
            LinGreenMaskSize: 8
            LinGreenFieldPosition: 8
    (WW) (1024x768,Monitor0) mode clock 94.5MHz exceeds DDC maximum 80MHz
    I don't know why it's trying any resolution higher than 1024x768 since the modes in the /etc/X11/XF86Config have the following:

    Code:
    Section "Screen"
            Identifier "Screen0"
            Device     "Videocard0"
            Monitor    "Monitor0"
            DefaultDepth     24
            SubSection "Display"
                    Depth     16
                    Modes    "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
            EndSubSection
            SubSection "Display"
                    Depth     24
                    Modes    "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
            EndSubSection
    EndSection
    Any ideas?

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