gnome 2.14 issues

Jeremy Messenger mezz7 at
Tue May 2 21:56:55 UTC 2006

On Tue, 02 May 2006 15:08:58 -0500, eoghan <freebsd at> 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 fine here.. Can't tell why it doesn't to your.

> 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)"
> 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.

Do you have gdm_enable="YES" in your /etc/rc.conf? You have to use  
(enable) GDM to enable several features.


> I am currently running gnome 2.14.1 on FreeBSB-6.0. If you require any  
> more details I will provide them.
> Thanks
> Eoghan

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