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[Bug 250741] New: X11 window manager will not start from GDM screen.
  • From: bugzilla_noreply@xxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2007 11:18:46 -0700 (MST)
  • Message-id: <bug-250741-21960@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx/>
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=250741

Summary: X11 window manager will not start from GDM screen.
Product: openSUSE 10.2
Version: Final
Platform: x86-64
OS/Version: Linux
Status: NEW
Severity: Critical
Priority: P5 - None
Component: Basesystem
AssignedTo: bnc-team-screening@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
ReportedBy: Chananko@xxxxxxxxx
QAContact: qa@xxxxxxx


I installed the Smart Package Manager ksmarttray rpm applet as a replacement
for the Zen Updater due to numerous issues with the Zen Updater including 1)
running away with my CPU, 2) Taking 20+ minutes to awaken and actually run 3)
Wreaking havoc with YAST 2 repositories (including not synching) and refusing
to remove repositories from ZYPPER within the ZEN Updater even though the
repository was turned off in YAST2 4) Actually installing a deleted repository
in Yast 2 and turning back on the repository after refusing to allow removal of
it in the ZEN Updater, 5) Taking a very long time to update.

After following the SUSE wiki as follows to automate the updater icon and use
the install-package aspect:
Using SMART as a Zenworks Replacement
Smart is installed and working, but it is still no replacement for Zen. Open up
SMART and search for "ksmarttray" - see Installing packages from repositories
later in this article - and install the package entitled "smart-ksmarttray".
Apply the changes and let it install.

[edit]Automating for GNOME
Once the installation is complete, open up a console app (xterm, Konsole, gterm
etc.), and type:

$ su
<enter root password>
# gedit /usr/bin/install-package
An editor window will come up. In it, type:

#!/bin/bash
gnomesu --command="smart --gui $2 $3 $4 $5 $6 $7 $8 $9 install \"$1\""
Save and exit the editor.

Then type:

# chmod 755 /usr/bin/install-package
# gnome-control-center
This will open up a control center. Go to the Sessions icon, then the Startup
Programs tab. Click "Add" and type "ksmarttray" in the prompt. Press "OK" and
then close all that off.

Then, download an RPM file from somewhere, such as here:

http://software.opensuse.org/download/XML/xml-sles9/i586/mydummy-1.0-1.1.i586.rpm
Save it to a convenient location such as your desktop or your home folder.
Right click the file in the file manager, and go to "Properties". Go to the
"Open With" tab. Click "Add", and then "Use a custom command". In the textbox
presented, type:

install-package
Then, press "Add" and ensure the install-package radiobutton is checked, then
press "OK".

To test this, double click the package file. If it prompts for root password
and then installs the package with SMART, all is working well.

Then, restart GNOME (or reboot). If there is a small update watcher
notification icon for SMART, ksmarttray is working.

Upon second reboot with upgraded PAM file the X11 window manager will not start
from the GDM screen. A system repair with the Installation CD1 disk shows that
the PAM file was modified obviously due to a patch on 2/14/07 and the SYSVINIT
is deleted from the base system.
My temporary solution is to leave the original version of the PAM file and the
SVSVINIT file installed as it is only a recommended patch ; however, there
appears to be a bug causing this either in ksmartray, patched PAM file or
patched SYSVINIT file.


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