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#1 2014-03-18 03:37:32

jorenko
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Registered: 2013-06-08
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[SOLVED] Gnome login hangs on the first try

Since this past weekend, when I try to log into gnome, it accepts my password and greys out the password entry box, but just sits there forever. If I hit escape it aborts properly, and the second try always works. Where should I be looking to see what's going wrong the first time?

I'm also having another, more serious problem that may be related: whenever the "Authentication Required" window pops up for a settings change or mounting another disk, it gives me the same greyed-out hang. But trying again doesn't work, since cancelling it cancels the attempt altogether - the next try just hangs again. As it is I can only do any root operations through the command-line; gnome is totally neutered by this. So -- what is this gksu-like functionality of gnome 3 properly called, and how do I debug it? Does it have a log somewhere I should look for?

Last edited by jorenko (2014-03-25 11:02:19)

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#2 2014-03-18 19:34:27

elohwhydee
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Re: [SOLVED] Gnome login hangs on the first try

I'm also having the same problem.  The other thing that I noticed changed after I upgraded was that the large volume and brightness icons do not display in the pop up.

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#3 2014-03-24 07:57:09

frampy
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Re: [SOLVED] Gnome login hangs on the first try

I have the same problem. I'm totally unable to unlock the lock-screen aswell.

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#4 2014-03-25 01:09:50

jorenko
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Re: [SOLVED] Gnome login hangs on the first try

After some more googling, I've found out that gnome 3's gksu-alike is called pkexec. Now I need to find out where its logs are and how to debug it.

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#5 2014-03-25 01:58:33

jorenko
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Re: [SOLVED] Gnome login hangs on the first try

I've restarted polkitd on the command-line without --no-debug, and it shows NO relevant information at all. After cancelling the grayed-out dialog, I get:

Error performing authentication: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.PolicyKit1.Error.Cancelled: Authentication dialog was dismissed by the user (polkit-error-quark 1)
21:54:02.838: Operator of unix-session:2 FAILED to authenticate to gain authorization for action org.freedesktop.policykit.exec for unix-process:10885:60499253 [bash] (owned by unix-user:jorenko)

But there's nothing from when I entered my password and the graying-out began.

Interestingly, when I used --replace to replace the polkitd that systemd had started for me, I got only command-line auth (gnome wouldn't launch the dialog at all, and "pkexec echo hi" gave me a command-line password prompt), which actually worked. But when first stopping the systemd version, then running it again manually, I got the above result.

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#6 2014-03-25 07:15:05

coques
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Re: [SOLVED] Gnome login hangs on the first try

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#7 2014-03-25 09:41:59

frampy
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Re: [SOLVED] Gnome login hangs on the first try

The fix in the above link worked for me, thanks!

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#8 2014-03-25 11:01:40

jorenko
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Re: [SOLVED] Gnome login hangs on the first try

I hadn't even considered that my icon problem could be related, but

sudo pacman -Sy gdk-pixbuf2

did indeed fix my problem.

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