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#1 2012-10-31 04:16:16

snoxu
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Registered: 2010-01-24
Posts: 141

Gnome 3.6 crashes without GDM?

Just updated to Gnome 3.6 and after issuing startx it would always crash.

After mindlessly trying various things, I saw in tty1 something about Gdm.

Installed GDM and now startx starts Gnome without crashing.

I never had to install GDM before, but I thought I'd share.

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#2 2012-10-31 05:08:15

hadrons123
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Registered: 2011-10-07
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Re: Gnome 3.6 crashes without GDM?

You need systemd.
With systemd you can issue a command like

systemctl enable gdm.service

to start GDM.


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#3 2012-10-31 05:43:22

ngoonee
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Registered: 2009-03-17
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Re: Gnome 3.6 crashes without GDM?

hadrons123 wrote:

You need systemd.
With systemd you can issue a command like

systemctl enable gdm.service

to start GDM.

You are not answering the situation at all, that was not the OP's problem nor is it a solution. OP specifically mentions startx, not any problem of not knowing how to start systemd units.

@snoxu, this probably has to do with the new ck changes requiring that you use systemd-login.


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#4 2012-10-31 05:55:27

GourdCaptain
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Registered: 2009-04-18
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Re: Gnome 3.6 crashes without GDM?

I had a similar problem where startx would fail after launch (with XFCE, admittedly) after the consolekit removal updates until I updated .xinitrc to remove the ck-launch-session bit. So that might be the issue here.

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#5 2012-10-31 08:30:46

arojas
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Registered: 2011-10-09
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Re: Gnome 3.6 crashes without GDM?

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#6 2012-10-31 13:50:08

benob
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Registered: 2008-11-11
Posts: 187

Re: Gnome 3.6 crashes without GDM?

Note that you only need to install gdm (to get the missing files), not to run it.

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#7 2012-11-01 06:58:46

sreejiraj
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Registered: 2010-01-26
Posts: 5

Re: Gnome 3.6 crashes without GDM?

My issue was that GDM said 'oops. something went wrong..' after upgrading to 3.6 and never allowed me to log in. Fixed it by adding "init=/usr/lib/systemd/systemd" to kernel's boot parameters in Grub. More details here https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=151776&p=2

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