[Solution] Gnome failed to start

Description: 

  • Gnome failed to start due to the incorrect permission issue.

Environment:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.x

Error Message:

 

Solution:

            The files and directories under the path /var/lib/gdm should own by gdm user and group.

[root@SSOE2SMOD ~]# cd /var/lib/gdm/
[root@SSOE2SMOD gdm]# ls -la
total 52
drwxrwx–T   9 gdm  gdm  4096 Nov  9 16:39 .
drwxr-xr-x. 48 root root 4096 Dec  5 03:09 ..
drwxr-xr-x   2 gdm  gdm  4096 Sep 28 12:29 .cache
drwx——   2 gdm  gdm  4096 Sep 28 12:29 .config
drwx——   3 gdm  gdm  4096 Sep 28 12:29 .dbus
drwx——   4 gdm  gdm  4096 Nov  9 16:39 .gconf
drwx——   2 gdm  gdm  4096 Nov  9 16:40 .gconfd
drwxr-x–T   2 gdm  gdm  4096 Sep 28 12:28 .gconf.mandatory
-rw-r—-T   1 gdm  gdm   276 Sep 10  2014 .gconf.path
-rw——-   1 gdm  gdm  4340 Nov  9 16:39 .ICEauthority
drwx——   2 gdm  gdm  4096 Sep 28 12:29 .pulse

-rw——-   1 gdm  gdm   256 Sep 28 12:29 .pulse-cookie

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