gnome 2.14 issues

Joe Marcus Clarke marcus at
Tue May 2 20:13:05 UTC 2006

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eoghan wrote:
> Hi
> First off thanks to all concerned for the 2.14 update. I have it up and
> running. I would like to ask a few questions; perhaps someone can help
> me... These have mostly been inherited from my 2.12 build.
> First off, my problem with Desktop -> Administration persists.
> That is, when i try to open anything in here it prompts for a root
> password which it will not accept, message is:
> "The entered password is invalid, Check that you typed it correctly and
> that you haven't activated the caps lock key"
> I am really stuck on this one, was happening to me in 2.12 and I waited
> for 2.14. I asked before and no one else seems to be having this issue.
> If anyone can give me any clues I would appreciate it.

Works for me on 6-STABLE and -CURRENT.  I haven't had any problems with
these tools since I fixed the pipe problems a few months ago.

> The new "Login Window" at Desktop -> Administration fails to load with
> this error:
> "Could not launch menu item Details: Failed to execute child process
> 'gmdsetup' (No such file or directory)"

Try reinstalling GDM.  This works for me.

> I have also noticed (in 2.12 too) that from the Applications -> System
> Tools menu, New Login and New Login in a nested window don't load. There
> is no error message, just nothing happens. Same with Lock Screen from
> the Desktop menu.

Make sure you have xorg-nestserver installed.


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