I have just set up a new server, RedHat Enterprise Linux 6 on an HP blade. I have no trouble logging in over ssh, or on the console in runlevel 3, but cannot log in with the Gnome desktop. There is a pause, then I return to the login screen. In /var/log/messages, I find
Jul 11 14:03:36 815-sts-32 spice-vdagent: Missing virtio device '/dev/virtio-ports/com.redhat.spice.0': No such file or directory
Indeed there is no such device; however, on another machine, also RH6, I log in to Gnome with no problem. As far as I can tell, the virtio item is for running guest VMs on Linux, which I am not trying to do.
Two factors, possibly relevant, possibly not:
- The new machine has 256 GB of memory, the old one 8 GB.
- The old machine runs under VMWare, the new, as I said, right on the blade server.