I have an F17 box set up as a firewall. That all seems to be working fine.
But if I try to log into Gnome, I get a cute little picture telling me that something has gone wrong.
In the system log, I see the message: WARNING: Application 'gnome-settings-daemon.desktop' failed to register before timeout
If I stop the firewall, i can then log in, restart the firewall, and all works well. But I would like the firewall start up at boot time automatically, and still login in to Gnome.
I have seen several bug reports about this, mainly from quite a while back. And most of them involve things not (obviously) relevant to my set up. One thing I did do was to disable NetworkManager, since it messed up the firewall interface handling.
Any help greatly appreciated.