Subject: Gnome-terminal fails to run as non root
To: None <>
From: Phil Pereira <>
List: pkgsrc-users
Date: 04/05/2006 22:36:42

Thanx to recent help I have now installed gnome-base.

However, I seem to have an issue with gnome-terminal. When I run it, the
terminal appears followed by an error box saying:

"There was an error creating the child process for this terminal"

The terminal stays open after pressing "ok" to the error box, but is
unusable. No cursor, nothing - just blank.

Running gnome-terminal as root from an xterm says this at the CLI:

(gnome-terminal:5978): GnomeUI-WARNING **: While connecting to session
Authentication Rejected, reason : None of the authentication protocols
specified are supported and host-based authentication failed.

The permissions look ok to run the program:
$ ls -l /usr/pkg/bin/gnome-terminal
-r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  247376 Apr  5 15:17 /usr/pkg/bin/gnome-termina=

Hope you can help, once again.