Gnome Restart - help

John Dangler jdangler at
Fri Jan 12 00:09:25 UTC 2007

On Thu, 2007-01-11 at 18:44 -0500, John Dangler wrote:
> I did a synaptic upgrade today.  All of a sudden, I'm logged out of
> gnome and taken back to the gdm login.  I look in preferences, thinking
> that it a session time out has somehow been set.  I'm looking in the
> screensavers, and I notice its random.  I start looking at the
> individual screensavers starting from the bottom of the installed
> screensavers.  I come to an entry (I don't which one it is), and I am
> logged out again.
> Now, since that entry was the last entry I selected, every time I go
> into screensavers under system->preferences, I am immediately logged
> out!
> Can someone here point me as to where this is stored so I can change it
> and find the borked screensaver ???
> Thanks.
Looking into .xsession-errors, I found this - 
/etc/gdm/PreSession/Default: Registering your session with wtmp and utmp
/etc/gdm/PreSession/Default: running: /usr/bin/sessreg -a
-w /var/log/wtmp -u /var/run/utmp -x "/var/lib/gdm/:0.Xservers" -h "" -l
":0" "gymsmoke"
/etc/gdm/Xsession: Beginning session setup...

(gnome-panel:8396): GdkPixbuf-CRITICAL **: gdk_pixbuf_scale_simple:
assertion `dest_width > 0' failed
Gnome-Message: gnome_execute_async_with_env_fds: returning -1
Gnome-Message: gnome_execute_async_with_env_fds: returning -1

(gnome-panel:8396): Gtk-WARNING **: gtk_widget_size_allocate(): attempt
to allocate widget with width -5 and height 24

(gnome-screensaver:8433): gnome-screensaver-WARNING **: Unknown option
CalDAV Eplugin starting up ...

(evolution-2.6:8423): evolution-mail-WARNING **: ignored this junk
plugin: not enabled or we have already loaded one

(evolution-2.6:8423): e-utils-WARNING **: Plugin 'Bogofilter junk
plugin' failed to load hook 'org.gnome.evolution.mail.junk:1.0'

(evolution-2.6:8423): camel-WARNING **: camel_exception_get_id called
with NULL

(evolution-2.6:8423): camel-WARNING **: camel_exception_get_id called
with NULL

Does the entry regarding the screensaver have anything to do with this?
(I'm not really sure what the rest of it means, either)


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