View Full Version : To kill a mocking session

9th February 2007, 08:02 AM
First post here, first 24 hours as a linux guy. I like it mucho so far, though it's a lot to get used to and learn.

My problem: Logging in as my "own" user (in FC6 using Gnome), the screen turns black (the mouse pointer is visible) and nothing happens. Logging in as root works perfectly well, so I assume it has something to do with the other user's settings.

Moreover, I checked the box to save the settings under System - Settings - More Settings - Sessions (don't ask my why, I don't even know what exactly it means...).

So, my question: How do I as root "clean up" the other user's session (if that's the problem)?

9th February 2007, 08:16 AM
First, create a new user account and see if the problem remains.

9th February 2007, 01:42 PM
ps -A

gives you all the processes, that are running

killall processname


kill process id

kills a process.

9th February 2007, 08:45 PM
Yup, killall worked a charm :) except when I restarted gnome/x it was just the same...

I ended up renaming /home/user/.Gnome2, that way forcing it to initialize again. Maybe not the right way to do it, but it did the trick...

Thanks for helping out!