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#1 2012-10-04 16:53:17

jreese
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[gnome-unstable] GDM/GnomeShell fails at startup/login

I just added the gnome-unstable repository to my pacman.conf, did `pacman -Syu`, upgraded everything, and then rebooted.

GDM gives a fatal error and only shows me a "Log out" button, that when pressed, restarts Xorg/GDM and brings me back to the same error message again.  When I switch my /etc/inittab to use LXDM instead, and just try logging in to a Gnome session, Gnome loads my wallpaper, but then errors out and sends me back to LXDM.

I've attached the GDM logs that seem to point to the problem, but I'm not sure where to go from here.  I have an alternate DE available as a fallback, but would like to get Gnome working correctly.  Any advice would be appreciated.

/var/log/gdm/:0-greeter.log - http://pastebin.com/P9S6u0E3

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#2 2012-10-04 17:14:34

okubax
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Re: [gnome-unstable] GDM/GnomeShell fails at startup/login

It's called 'unstable' for a reason

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#3 2012-10-04 17:43:51

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Re: [gnome-unstable] GDM/GnomeShell fails at startup/login

you need to switch to systemd.


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#4 2012-10-04 18:17:38

jreese
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Re: [gnome-unstable] GDM/GnomeShell fails at startup/login

Ah, I didn't realize 3.6 required systemd.  I'll try that.  Thank you.

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#5 2012-10-04 19:23:12

jreese
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Re: [gnome-unstable] GDM/GnomeShell fails at startup/login

Switching to systemd did solve the problem with GDM, but my problems with starting a Gnome session turned out to be an issue with using an alternate Gtk/Window theme.  Used tweak-tool to switch back to Adwaita and was able to start everything without a hitch.

Thanks again for the help!

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#6 2012-10-04 19:54:37

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Re: [gnome-unstable] GDM/GnomeShell fails at startup/login

ETA for Gnome 3.6? wonder?

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#7 2012-10-04 20:23:06

Jodell
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Re: [gnome-unstable] GDM/GnomeShell fails at startup/login

okubax wrote:

ETA for Gnome 3.6? wonder?

When it is ready.

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#8 2012-10-04 20:56:00

okubax
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Re: [gnome-unstable] GDM/GnomeShell fails at startup/login

Jodell wrote:
okubax wrote:

ETA for Gnome 3.6? wonder?

When it is ready.

Arch's 'standard issue' response

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#9 2012-10-04 23:30:38

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Re: [gnome-unstable] GDM/GnomeShell fails at startup/login

okubax wrote:
Jodell wrote:
okubax wrote:

ETA for Gnome 3.6? wonder?

When it is ready.

Arch's 'standard issue' response

Personally, I think it will be after 3.6.1 is released.

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#10 2012-10-05 00:39:13

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Re: [gnome-unstable] GDM/GnomeShell fails at startup/login

okubax wrote:
Jodell wrote:

When it is ready.

Arch's 'standard issue' response

Because they are not held back to meet some arbitrary schedule. wink
There are still issues to be fixed first.
http://mailman.archlinux.org/pipermail/ … 23703.html


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