ODD GTK+ problem

Karl Larsen k5di at zianet.com
Sat Jun 7 21:32:47 UTC 2008

Nils Kassube wrote:
> Karl Larsen wrote:
>>     The backup comes clear up, almost but then a white panel appears in
>> the center of the screen and says:
>>        Your session only lasted less than 10 seconds. You have an
>> Intallation problem.
>>      I looked at the error things and they say:
>> .xsession-errors file
>> process:5394 GTK-WARNING++: This process is currently running. This is
>> not a supported use of GTK+. You must create a helper program. For
>> further details, see
>> http://www.gtk.org/setuid.html
>> Also says:
>>     Refusing to initilize GTK+ /etc/gdm/xsession: Beginning session
>> setup ... mkdtemp:private socket dir: Permission denied.
>> This is a lot of stuff I have zero knowledge of. I didn't know my
>> system used GTK+ and why is it not working on my backup?
> In your previous mail you wrote, that your backup partition was used for 
> Fedora before - at least that's how I understand it. Could it be that your 
> directories still have the UID/GID permissions from Fedora, which might 
> be different from Ubuntu? Or even worse - could it be that you now have a 
> mixture of Fedora and Ubuntu files on that partition? Other than that, I 
> have no idea what the error message could mean.
> Nils
    I used mkfs.ext3 on that partition and it covers all the old stuff I 



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