gnome 2.14 issues

eoghan freebsd at
Tue May 2 22:53:39 UTC 2006

Jeremy Messenger wrote:
> 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.
> Cheers,
> Mezz

Hi Jermey
I dont believe I have the enabled. But will check for sure after my 
portupgrade finishes. Thanks for the tip.

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