Oracle Linux: xdm Fails to Boot with Error: "Could not create ICE listening socket: Cannot establish any listening sockets"

(Doc ID 2264229.1)

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.

Symptoms

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.

 

Changes

Try to login to X server via xdm.

 

Cause

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