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From: Peter Humphrey <peter@××××××××××××××.org>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Mysterious failure of ConsoleKit
Date: Wed, 22 Dec 2010 17:12:12
1 Hello list,
3 Today my workstation has refused to start consolekit, giving this error:
5 * Starting ConsoleKit daemon ...
6 * start-stop-daemon: did not create a valid pid in `/var/run/ConsoleKit/pid' [ !! ]
7 * ERROR: consolekit failed to start
9 Then of course I can't log in via kdm; but X still detects my keystokes and allows
10 me to switch to a VT. If I boot to a console instead and then startx I've no further
11 problems.
13 The system started up the first time today just fine, but all attempts to restart
14 since then have failed. Here are the things I've tried:
16 1. Downgraded consolekit from 0.4.3 to 0.4.2-r4, even though the upgrade
17 was done on 8 Dec.
18 2. Removed the automounting of my Atom chroot from the default run level; I'd
19 been playing with it and thought it just possible that it had started interfering
20 somehow.
21 3. Run fsck -f on all partitions, having booted my rescue system from a
22 different kernel: no problems found.
23 4. Booted the previous kernel, gentoo-sources-2.6.35-r11, which had been
24 running until late October, instead of the usual 2.6.36-r5.
25 5. Booted ck-sources 2.6.36-r3.
26 6. Checked permissions on /var/run and /var/run/ConsoleKit; nothing suspicious
27 there, and I can touch the pid file myself ok.
28 7. Checked bugzilla for consolekit faults.
30 The only thing I've emerged today is nfs-utils.
32 I can't think of anything else I've changed. On the other hand, the last couple of
33 days I have been working on setting up an nfs and chroot method of maintaining
34 my Atom server box, as described by Neil B. in another thread, in the course of
35 which I may have done something stupid - and my memory is getting
36 embarrassingly fallible these days.
38 Can anyone see anything else I could check?
40 --
41 Rgds
42 Peter. Linux Counter 5290, 1994-04-23.


Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-user] Mysterious failure of ConsoleKit Mark Knecht <markknecht@×××××.com>