Oracle Linux: xdm Fails to Boot with Error: "Could not create ICE listening socket: Cannot establish any listening sockets"
Last updated on NOVEMBER 20, 2017
Applies to:Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 6.0 to Oracle Linux 6.9 [Release OL6 to OL6U9]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Occasionally xdm(X Display Manager ex. gdm) fails to boot with the error messages below:
After getting these messages, xdm stops for several minutes before displaying the X desktop, or just fails back to the login screen.
This issue can occur rarely, however can occur more frequently when the system has many xdm clients.
Try to login to X server via xdm.
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