I was recently in the middle of a remote session unzipping some files for an install and all of a sudden an error message popped up stating that Nautilus failed to start or failed. Ever since then if I log into a remote session all I can see is the menu bar at the bottom and I am unable to browse files, see the background or even launch "This Computer". I have been trying to find a solution all morning and have been unable to do so. Any help is greatly appreciated. I get the following errors if I run nautilus from command line:
(nautilus:27271): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display:
The same goes for gnome-session:
(gnome-session:27286): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display:
Thank you very much for the response. I renamed the .ICEauthority file and removed files. However, whenever I try to start a remote session it still behaves the same. Still no background or wallpaper, no access to files and no ability to start "This Computer". Do you have any other ideas that may remedy this issue??
If you're using a text based terminal then you don't need a home directory. If you're using a GUI they need to write files to your home directory for configuration and X Windows authorizations etc. Can someone try to logon as the user from the remote location. In other words, directly on the machine itself. It may be throwing an error that only they can see. Can you try a different user on the same machine?
I can termina in but the server has no graphics card so no way to view a graphical login from the server itself.....only with X can I get a webconsole. I tried to login as a different user other than root and I recieved nothing at all. Not even a task bar at the bottom. Also every now and then I get a remote timeout from the server asking me to login again even though I am not remotely connected. Its as if somehow when nautilus crashed it got hung up and is stuck in an x session. I have never encountered this before.