XDMCP remote login freezes for Gnome desktop, but not XFCE.

Dustin Harriman dustinharriman@gmail.com
Sun Apr 29 17:49:00 GMT 2007


I have a Windows XP box where I've installed the latest version of
Cygwin (as of two days ago).  I want to have a remote Gnome desktop on
an Ubuntu 6.10 box, where GDM has been configured to allow XDMCP

Using a Cygwin bash shell, I can log into an XFCE desktop just fine
with the command "X -query sila :1", (then I choose XFCE session at
GDM).  See attached screenshot cygwin_to_remote_xfce_no_problem.png.

But If I choose Gnome session instead of XFCE, Gnome freezes as it
starts up, showing only a grey rectangle in the upper left on a blue
background.  See attached screenshot

Cygwin seems to be doing its job well, as the X server has not
crashed.  The problem seems to be in Ubuntu somewhere.  I can't find
any helpful error messages in /var/log/ however (on the Ubuntu
machine).  I've "tail -f"'ed syslog, messages, user.log, daemon.log.

Has anyone one this mailing list seen this problem, and can you
suggest a fix?  I'll also be scouring Ubuntu's launchpad bug database
and user forums, and perhaps file a bug there.

Dustin Harriman

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