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#1 2018-03-06 15:10:53

Scriptor
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Registered: 2011-01-16
Posts: 103

gdm randomly won't start

Hello,

I am having an issue with gdm. When I turn on my computer gdm sometimes doesn't start. Unfortunately, I am unable to have logs when it happens since I am forced to reboot my computer the hard way because it is completely frozen. There are no logs in /var/log/gdm when there are no problems.

I don't have any graphic cards. I only run on the integrated graphic card from my cpu (intel i7 8700k). I have a pc, not a laptop.

Concerning the drivers here are the ones I installed:

  • intel-ucode 20180108-1

  • mesa 17.3.6-1

  • vulkan-intel 17.3.6-1

  • xf86-video-intel 1:2.99..917+812+g75795523-1

  • mesa 17.3.6-1

Here are the xorg packages:

  • xorg-drivers

  • xorg-apps

  • xorg-fonts

  • xorg

All those xorg packages are up to date, latest version.

And here are the gdm packages:

  • gdm 3.26.2.1-1

  • libgdm 3.26.2.1-1

And here is the gnome package:

I maybe thought it could have come from the linux kernel so installed the latest version (4.14.23-1) of the lts version.

Other information that may be useful:

 ● gdm.service - GNOME Display Manager
   Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/gdm.service; enabled; vendor preset: disabled)
   Active: active (running) since Tue 2018-03-06 15:27:20 CET; 24min ago
 Main PID: 478 (gdm)
    Tasks: 3 (limit: 4915)
   CGroup: /system.slice/gdm.service
           └─478 /usr/bin/gdm

Mar 06 15:27:20 archlinux systemd[1]: Starting GNOME Display Manager...
Mar 06 15:27:20 archlinux systemd[1]: Started GNOME Display Manager.
Mar 06 15:27:32 Host-001 gdm-password][1192]: pam_unix(gdm-password:session): session opened for user bigfoot by (uid=0)
 

Here is journalctl (I hope this information is enough):

mars 06 14:16:00 archlinux systemd-journald[262]: Time spent on flushing to /var is 24.163ms for 642 entries.
mars 06 14:16:00 archlinux systemd[1]: Starting Flush Journal to Persistent Storage...
mars 06 14:16:00 archlinux systemd-modules-load[264]: Failed to find module 'vboxnetflt'
mars 06 14:16:00 archlinux systemd-modules-load[264]: Failed to find module 'vboxnetadp'
mars 06 14:16:00 archlinux systemd-modules-load[264]: Failed to find module 'vboxpci'
mars 06 14:16:00 archlinux systemd-modules-load[264]: Failed to find module 'vboxdrv'
mars 06 14:16:00 archlinux systemd-modules-load[264]: Inserted module 'crypto_user'
mars 06 14:16:00 archlinux systemd-journald[262]: Runtime journal (/run/log/journal/a46d82fd716143aaa69a1ff374ceedc8) is 8.0M, max 795.0M, 787.0M free.
mars 06 14:16:00 archlinux systemd-journald[262]: Journal started
mars 06 14:16:00 archlinux kernel: EXT4-fs (nvme0n1p2): re-mounted. Opts: data=ordered
mars 06 14:16:00 archlinux systemd[1]: Listening on LVM2 metadata daemon socket.
mars 06 14:16:00 archlinux systemd[1]: Listening on udev Control Socket.
mars 06 14:16:00 archlinux systemd[1]: Created slice system-systemd\x2dfsck.slice.
mars 06 14:16:00 archlinux systemd[1]: Created slice System Slice.
mars 06 14:16:00 archlinux systemd[1]: Reached target Swap.
mars 06 14:16:00 archlinux systemd[1]: Reached target Remote File Systems.
mars 06 14:16:00 archlinux systemd[1]: Set hostname to <archlinux>.
mars 06 14:16:00 archlinux systemd[1]: No hostname configured.
mars 06 14:16:00 archlinux systemd[1]: Detected architecture x86-64.
mars 06 14:16:00 archlinux systemd[1]: systemd 237 running in system mode. (+PAM -AUDIT -SELINUX -IMA -APPARMOR +SMACK -SYSVINIT +UTMP +LIBCRYPTSETUP +GCRYPT +GNUTLS +ACL +XZ +LZ4 +SECCOMP +BLKID +ELFUTILS +KMOD -IDN2 +IDN +PCRE2 default-hierarchy=hybrid)
mars 06 14:16:00 archlinux kernel: ip_tables: (C) 2000-2006 Netfilter Core Team
mars 06 14:16:00 archlinux kernel: EXT4-fs (nvme0n1p2): mounted filesystem with ordered data mode. Opts: (null)
mars 06 14:16:00 archlinux kernel: hid-generic 0003:04D9:0169.0003: input,hidraw2: USB HID v1.10 Device [USB Keyboard] on usb-0000:00:14.0-8/input1
mars 06 14:16:00 archlinux kernel: input: USB Keyboard as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.0/usb1/1-8/1-8:1.1/0003:04D9:0169.0003/input/input2
mars 06 14:16:00 archlinux kernel: hid-generic 0003:04D9:0169.0002: input,hidraw1: USB HID v1.10 Keyboard [USB Keyboard] on usb-0000:00:14.0-8/input0
mars 06 14:16:00 archlinux kernel: input: USB Keyboard as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.0/usb1/1-8/1-8:1.0/0003:04D9:0169.0002/input/input1
mars 06 14:16:00 archlinux kernel: usb 1-8: new low-speed USB device number 4 using xhci_hcd
mars 06 14:16:00 archlinux kernel: hid-generic 0003:1D57:0005.0001: input,hidraw0: USB HID v1.10 Mouse [HID-compliant Mouse HID-compliant Mouse] on usb-0000:00:14.0-7/input0
mars 06 14:16:00 archlinux kernel: input: HID-compliant Mouse HID-compliant Mouse as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.0/usb1/1-7/1-7:1.0/0003:1D57:0005.0001/input/input0
mars 06 14:16:00 archlinux kernel: usbhid: USB HID core driver
mars 06 14:16:00 archlinux kernel: usbcore: registered new interface driver usbhid
mars 06 14:16:00 archlinux kernel: hidraw: raw HID events driver (C) Jiri Kosina
mars 06 14:16:00 archlinux kernel: clocksource: Switched to clocksource tsc
mars 06 14:16:00 archlinux kernel: usb 1-7: new full-speed USB device number 3 using xhci_hcd
mars 06 14:16:00 archlinux kernel: sr 3:0:0:0: Attached scsi CD-ROM sr0
mars 06 14:16:00 archlinux kernel: cdrom: Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.20
mars 06 14:16:00 archlinux kernel: sr 3:0:0:0: [sr0] scsi3-mmc drive: 48x/12x writer dvd-ram cd/rw xa/form2 cdda tray
mars 06 14:16:00 archlinux kernel: sd 1:0:0:0: [sda] Attached SCSI disk
mars 06 14:16:00 archlinux kernel:  sda: sda1

Update
I have tried to wait longer and it seems it just takes a very long time for gdm to launch. Otherwise when it works fine, it doesn't take any time to launch itself.

Thank you very much in advance.

Last edited by Scriptor (2018-03-07 09:47:50)

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#2 2018-03-06 15:12:45

Scimmia
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Registered: 2012-09-01
Posts: 6,882

Re: gdm randomly won't start

Is it frozen, or will GDM just not start? Can you access a TTY?

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#3 2018-03-06 15:15:53

Scriptor
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Registered: 2011-01-16
Posts: 103

Re: gdm randomly won't start

Thank you for your quick response.

To answer your question both. It is completely frozen, GDM won't start and I am unable to access a TTY.

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