Unexpected config problem--how to fix?
Joe Marcus Clarke
marcus at marcuscom.com
Mon Apr 10 21:20:00 UTC 2006
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Dr. Jennifer Nussbaum wrote:
> */Joe Marcus Clarke <marcus at marcuscom.com>/* wrote:
> On Fri, 2006-04-07 at 12:58 -0700, Dr. Jennifer Nussbaum wrote:
> > Hi,
> > im running Gnome 2.12 on FreeBSD 5.4-STABLE. i havent updated
> anything in
> > awhile and im not doing anything fancy.
> > My panel suddenly got messed up--the icons faded away and got streaky.
> > The screen i was on was usable but i couldnt move to another
> desktop or
> > launch anything from the top or bottom panel.
> > So i ran gdm-restart and now i cant even log in, i get a message with
> > "the configuration file contains an invalid command line for the
> login dialog,
> > so running the defulat command. Please fix your configuration".
> But then when i
> > log in it still doesnt work, "There was an error starting the
> GNOME settings
> > daemon...The last error message was: EOF from child process." and
> i cant log
> > in, i can only launch the Failsafe x-term.
> > How do i fix this? My Gnome apps are uptodate and i havent changed
> Login to X, and run /usr/X11R6/libexec/gnome-settings-daemon from the
> command line. What errors do you get?
> Just the unhelpful "Segmentation fault (core dumped)" if i run as myself
> or as root, and i get a 970K coredump file.
> if theres any easy way i acan delete all the settings and start fresh im
> happy to do this: i dont have fancy configuration settings and im willing
> to lose them if it means im up and running again! But i dont want to
> reinstall all of Gnome :-(
You will need to rebuild gnomecontrolcenter2 with debugging symbols,
then get a gdb backtrace of this core file. Somewhere, a NULL pointer
is being dereferenced.
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