gnome session does not start anymore

John Moniz john.moniz at
Sun Jan 7 02:03:13 UTC 2007

Marco Mandl wrote:

>suddenly the gnome session does not start anymore. I can't find out what's
>the problem. A few seconds after login I get an error and .xsession-error
>only shows:
>/etc/gdm/PreSession/Default: Registering your session with wtmp and utmp
>/etc/gdm/PreSession/Default: running: /usr/X11R6/bin/sessreg -a -w /var/log/wtmp
> -u /var/run/utmp -x "/var/lib/gdm/:0.Xservers" -h "" -l ":0" "mick"
>/etc/gdm/Xsession: Beginning session setup...
>The Gnome Failsafe Session works but I get the following popup:
>There was an error starting the GNOME Settings Daemon.
>Some things, such as themes, sounds, or background settings may not work correctly.
>The last error message was:
>Unable to determine the address of the message bus (try 'man dbus-launch' and 'man dbus-daemon' for help)
>GNOME will still try to restart the Settings Daemon next time you log in.
>Please help me. I am completely lost. Already crazy thought are capturing
>my mind, like switching back to Windows.
One thing to check is that you aren't running out of space in your /home 
partition, if you have a separate /home partition.


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