Re: [Vserver] a few minor? problems with Xvnc / KDE in a guest

From: Chuck <>
Date: Mon 17 Oct 2005 - 21:35:47 BST
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On Monday 17 October 2005 05:03 am, Herbert Poetzl wrote:

thats was it o great guru :) thank you! all i had to do was add my users to
the tty group and terminal windows now work.

still doesn't fix the startup problem though where after a guest start i have
to log into kde as root then log out to allow regular users to log in.
without this, kde only gets to some point in initializing services and then

i did notice one thing but i dont know if this would have a bearing on it or
not.. whenever i start xdm which then runs kdm, i get this error:

kdm[5185]: XDMCP socket creation failed, errno 97

however, after i have done the root login, i can restart xdm all i want and it
gets that error every time but nothing affects my login as a regular user. it
always continues to work until the guest is restarted again.

i have no clue where to look for that problem :) everything within the
kdm/xdm/kde framework has a single ip listen address assigned.
everything within kde that i need for remote admin work and personal option
config for kde works fine.

i have removed everything else from the menu since its not a 'play' desktop :)

once i can get this to work without a root login first, then there is 100%
success in running a remote kde desktop under a vserver guest :)

> On Mon, Oct 17, 2005 at 02:30:50AM -0400, Chuck wrote:
> > I almost hafve remote desktops working perfectly in a guest. I have two
> > to deal with, one/both of which may be easy to solve?
> >
> > When I log into the guest from remote after first starting the guest
so /tmp
> > is empty, KDE halts at initializing services and the connection
> > breaks,dropping out of guest memory as it should. I don't know what causes
> > this but if I first log in as root after a guest startup, it all works and
> > every user can log in properly afterward.. any clues why this happens?
> >
> > It would be nice to figure this one out otherwise every time I restart the
> > guest, I have to remember to log in as root then log out. It all works for
> > users for as long as that guest remains running after root has logged in
> > out. I'm at a loss where to look on this one.
> >
> > My other issue which is a fairly major one, is that from within KDE I
> > open any kind of terminal window, be it user / root shell, ssh shell,
> > nothing. Which tells me I need some kind of tty/pts definition that is
> > non-harmful. Any ideas there?
> check the /dev/pts permissions and the groups, maybe your
> permissions are too restrictive to allow terminal sessions
> to work properly. also check the logs for pam messages and
> verify that your pam setup is working correctly, e.g. on
> was it FC4? disable the uuid audit plugin ...
> HTH,
> Herbert
> > I have no user-defined capabilities of any kind given to the guest. It is
> > just as it was created.
> >
> > Outside of these two things, it works perfectly and doesn't bother my
> > desktop running on the host at all:)
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> >
> > Chuck
> >
> >
> >
> >
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