I installed FC-4 on my Dell Dimension Dual boot computer. I got the "Congratulations" screen at the successful conclusion of Installation. I ReBooted and played with newly-installed FC-4 for an hour. All was well.
When I booted up the newly- FC-4-updated computer the next morning I immediately got a screen which said:
“Cannot start the session due to some internal error” I clicked “OK.”
The screen then says:
“Your session lasted less than 10 seconds. If you have not logged out yourself, this could mean that there is some installation problem or that you may be out of diskspace. Try logging in with one of the failsafe sessions to see if you can fix this problem”.
(I was nowhere near out of disk space)
A check box appears before: “View details (~/.xsession-errors file)” another check box: “ OK”
I clicked OK and got a screen saying:
/etc/X11/gdm/PreSession/Default: Registering your session with wtmp and utmp
/etc/X11/gdm/PreSession/Default: running: /usr/X11R6/bin/sessreg -a -w /var/log/wtmp -u /var/run/utmp -x “/var/gdm/:0.Xservers” -h “” -1 “:0” “william”
session_child_run: Could not exec /etc/X11/xdm/Xsession gnome-session
I filled in my user name and my password as one always does at Login time.
Then the same screen appeared: “Cannot start the session due to some internal error.”
A check box offered "OK." I clicked OK.
User Login Screen appears again. I filled out my user name and password and clicked OK and the same screen appeared again, viz. “Cannot start the session due to some internal error.”
You are offered the Session choice. If you click on Session down below and slightly left, you get a screen offering:
2.Default System Session
I tried 'em all. The only one which Does NOT produce the “Cannot start the session due to some internal error” screen is #4, Failsafe Terminal. Clicking on Failsafe Terminal produces a screen:
“This is the Failsafe xterm session. You will be logged into a terminal console so that you may fix your system if you cannot log in any other way. To exit the terminal emulator, type “exit” and an enter into the window. Checkbox offers OK
I clicked OK.
That produced a familiar screen: “Cannot start the session due to some internal error”
And then the cycle repeats itself if I keep on clicking the OK's, etc.
I was never never
able to open the “Failsafe xterm session". I wouldn't have known what to do there even if the screen had opened.
I clicked on Reboot and as the screen scrolled by during shut down there was one RED font “Failed” which read, “Stopping NFS Locking.”
Any help or guidance will be much appreciated.
If this error has been discussed on the Forum previously please help me locate it herein.