Angstrom Linux Error

It has been awhile since I have played with Beagleboard and now with
things quite at the office, I am starting to get back to this device. I
have followed the directions from:

http://www.angstrom-distribution.org/building-angstrom

and have created 2 images. I have been able to create an SD Card to boot
the Beagleboard-XM and able to see output via the Terminal Program.

My question is when I try to login I get an error message that says
Cannot make/remove an entry for the specified session and the screen
goes back to the Angstrom Login Prompt.

I also have an HDMI cable hooked to the device and I get No Signal on
the monitor.

Any Ideas?

Hello,

Have you tried to reformat your sdcard and recopy the files?
You can also try ‘sudo fsck.ext4 /dev/sdX’ to check your ext4 file system.
Sometimes I have strange problems that are solved like this!

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2012/7/19 Graham Pearson <gspearson@gmail.com>

Thanks for the reply, however upon checking my SD Card it came back
clean. I have started the process over again from scratch and will try
again. In the meantime, I am searching for possible other linux
distributions that I can run on the BeagleBoard-XM that I can create

I have searched all of the terms for a description of what Cannot
make/remove an entry for the specified session means and have not had
any luck.

I heard about yocto, openembedded, buildroot. I use ptxdist.

Good luck!

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2012/7/20 Graham Pearson <gspearson@gmail.com>

They’re building tools to build kernel + root file system to your beagle. One need to use them if he’s not satisfied with the demo images. You can therefore customize the kernel, add extra packages, modules, and so on.

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Center Santa Genebra
13080-650 - Campinas - SP - Brasil
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2012/7/23 chahat <chahatmeister@gmail.com>

Did you eventually find a solution to this problem? I’m experiencing the same issue now with Angstrom v2012.05 - Kernel 3.2.18.

From what I understand it appears to be a bug in PAM, I have tried tweaking some of the configuration files as advised on a couple Ubuntu forums without any success…

Did you eventually find a solution to this problem? I’m experiencing the same issue now with Angstrom v2012.05 - Kernel 3.2.18.

From what I understand it appears to be a bug in PAM, I have tried tweaking some of the configuration files as advised on a couple Ubuntu forums without any success…

I too could not log in due to the “Cannot make/remove an entry for the specified session”. I followed an earlier post on this list to edit /etc/pam.d/common-session and comment out “session required pam_systemd.so” to get past this hurdle. That works fine for me. Would love to know if there is a more appropriate way.

George

Hi George Lu,

Thanks for reposting that advice, it has worked for me also. It would be good to know if there is a proper solution, however it could simply just be a bug that will be resolved in the next version.

Cheers!