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#26 2012-10-05 09:58:08

drtechie
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Registered: 2012-02-29
Posts: 5

Re: GDM and Gnome not working, showing only the cursor and wallpaper

I posted a few months back with the same problem. And Now I fixed it. I, in fact forgot about the thread because I changed to xfce after trying a lot of stuff. Even in xfce, network manager icon and battery icon failed to load.
As jkain told it was something to do with /var/run directory.

My Arch Linux installation is in a SSD. But i have moved directories like /var /tmp /opt etc to my HDD partiton. This partition is then mounted as /hdd.

So basically symlink of var in / points to /hdd/var and so on for tmp & opt.

Yesterday I noticed that the "run" symlink in /var directory pointed to

 ../run 

The above will come to /hdd directory where the run folder did not exist. The same was the case for "lock" symlink in var directory which pointed to

 ../run/lock

This kind of change has occured after an update of the filesytem package
http://www.archlinux.org/news/filesyste … equired-1/

So I changed the symlinks to point to /run and /run/lock instead of the ones with dots.

I rebooted the system, changed the session to GNOME and logged in. Voila! Gnome-shell loaded. But there is small glitch. The desktop kind of shows only half the area. I mean, the left activity button is at left corner, but at right corner there is Date. The stuff that should be there at right top corner are nowhere to be seen..I think this is separate issue and hope I will fix it soon.

So guys please check the symlinks to /run and /run/lock in /var directory.

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#27 2012-11-21 12:12:19

fly-away
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Registered: 2011-07-26
Posts: 15

Re: GDM and Gnome not working, showing only the cursor and wallpaper

Having same problem as OP after pacman -Syu last night

gdm and lightdm shows just blank screen with mouse cursor.

lxdm, slim and xinit works fine.


cat /var/log/gdm/:0-slave.log
gdm-simple-slave[423]: WARNING: Failed to give slave programs access to the display. Trying to proceed.
gdm-launch-environment][493]: AccountsService-WARNING: Failed to create accounts proxy: Error calling StartServiceByName for org.freedes
ktop.Accounts: Timeout was reached
**
AccountsService:ERROR:act-user-manager.c:2211:load_users: assertion failed: (manager->priv->accounts_proxy != NULL)
gdm[501]: ******************* START **********************************

warning: Could not load shared library symbols for linux-gate.so.1.
Do you need "set solib-search-path" or "set sysroot"?
gdm[501]: [New LWP 494]
gdm[501]: [Thread debugging using libthread_db enabled]
gdm[501]: Using host libthread_db library "/usr/lib/libthread_db.so.1".
gdm[501]: 0xb76ed424 in __kernel_vsyscall ()
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/share/gdb/auto-load/usr/lib/libgobject-2.0.so.0.3400.2-gdb.py", line 9, in <module>
    from gobject import register
  File "/usr/share/glib-2.0/gdb/gobject.py", line 3, in <module>
    import gdb.backtrace
ImportError: No module named backtrace
gdm[501]: #0  0xb76ed424 in __kernel_vsyscall ()
gdm[501]: #1  0xb73b173b in waitpid () from /usr/lib/libpthread.so.0
gdm[501]: #2  0x0806a6b2 in ?? ()
gdm[501]: #3  0x0806aab9 in ?? ()
gdm[501]: #4  <signal handler called>
gdm[501]: #5  0xb76ed424 in __kernel_vsyscall ()
gdm[501]: #6  0xb72275ef in raise () from /usr/lib/libc.so.6
gdm[501]: #7  0xb7228ed3 in abort () from /usr/lib/libc.so.6
gdm[501]: #8  0xb746c568 in g_assertion_message () from /usr/lib/libglib-2.0.so.0
gdm[501]: #9  0xb746cb6f in g_assertion_message_expr () from /usr/lib/libglib-2.0.so.0
gdm[501]: #10 0xb73d7a6c in ?? () from /usr/lib/libaccountsservice.so.0
gdm[501]: #11 0xb74459e0 in ?? () from /usr/lib/libglib-2.0.so.0
gdm[501]: #12 0xb7448793 in g_main_context_dispatch () from /usr/lib/libglib-2.0.so.0
gdm[501]: #13 0xb7448b30 in ?? () from /usr/lib/libglib-2.0.so.0
gdm[501]: #14 0xb7448f8b in g_main_loop_run () from /usr/lib/libglib-2.0.so.0
gdm[501]: #15 0x0804dca7 in ?? ()
gdm[501]: #16 0xb7212605 in __libc_start_main () from /usr/lib/libc.so.6
gdm[501]: #17 0x0804dd41 in ?? ()
gdm[501]: 
gdm[501]: Thread 2 (Thread 0xb6f07b40 (LWP 494)):
gdm[501]: #0  0xb76ed424 in __kernel_vsyscall ()
gdm[501]: No symbol table info available.
gdm[501]: #1  0xb72dc3db in poll () from /usr/lib/libc.so.6
gdm[501]: No symbol table info available.
gdm[501]: #2  0xb74574db in g_poll () from /usr/lib/libglib-2.0.so.0
gdm[501]: No symbol table info available.
gdm[501]: #3  0xb7448ab0 in ?? () from /usr/lib/libglib-2.0.so.0
gdm[501]: No symbol table info available.
gdm[501]: #4  0xb7448f8b in g_main_loop_run () from /usr/lib/libglib-2.0.so.0
gdm[501]: No symbol table info available.
gdm[501]: #5  0xb761eaca in ?? () from /usr/lib/libgio-2.0.so.0
gdm[501]: No symbol table info available.
gdm[501]: /libglib-2.0.so.0
gdm[501]: No symbol table info available.
gdm[501]: #7  0xb73a9d08 in start_thread () from /usr/lib/libpthread.so.0
gdm[501]: No symbol table info available.
gdm[501]: #8  0xb72e63fe in clone () from /usr/lib/libc.so.6
gdm[501]: No symbol table info available.
gdm[501]: 
gdm[501]: 00 (LWP 493)):
gdm[501]: #0  0xb76ed424 in __kernel_vsyscall ()
gdm[501]: No symbol table info available.
gdm[501]: #1  0xb73b173b in waitpid () from /usr/lib/libpthread.so.0
gdm[501]: No symbol table info available.
gdm[501]: #2  0x0806a6b2 in ?? ()
gdm[501]: No symbol table info available.
gdm[501]: )
gdm[501]: No symbol table info available.
gdm[501]: #4  <signal handler called>
gdm[501]: No symbol table info available.
gdm[501]: #5  0xb76ed424 in __kernel_vsyscall ()
gdm[501]: No symbol table info available.
gdm[501]: #6  0xb72275ef in raise () from /usr/lib/libc.so.6
gdm[501]: No symbol table info available.
gdm[501]: 7228ed3 in abort () from /usr/lib/libc.so.6
gdm[501]: No symbol table info available.
gdm[501]: #8  0xb746c568 in g_assertion_message () from /usr/lib/libglib-2.0.so.0
gdm[501]: No symbol table info available.
gdm[501]: 0
gdm[501]: No symbol table info available.
gdm[501]: #10 0xb73d7a6c in ?? () from /usr/lib/libaccountsservice.so.0
gdm[501]: No symbol table info available.
gdm[501]: #11 0xb74459e0 in ?? () from /usr/lib/libglib-2.0.so.0
gdm[501]: No symbol table info available.
gdm[501]: #13 0xb7448b30 in ?? () from /usr/lib/libglib-2.0.so.0
gdm[501]: No symbol table info available.
gdm[501]: #14 0xb7448f8b in g_main_loop_run () from /usr/lib/libglib-2.0.so.0
gdm[501]: No symbol table info available.
gdm[501]: #15 0x0804dca7 in ?? ()
gdm[501]: No symbol table info available.
gdm[501]: #16 0xb7212605 in __libc_start_main () from /usr/lib/libc.so.6
gdm[501]: No symbol table info available.
gdm[501]: #17 0x0804dd41 in ?? ()
gdm[501]: No symbol table info available.
gdm[501]: A debugging session is active.
gdm[501]: 
gdm[501]: cess 493] will be detached.
gdm[501]: 
gdm[501]: Quit anyway? (y or n) [answered Y; input not from terminal]
gdm[501]: ******************* END **********************************
gdm-simple-slave[423]: WARNING: Freeing conversation 'gdm-launch-environment' with active job

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#28 2012-11-21 12:42:30

i18nde
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From: Xi'an, P.R. of China
Registered: 2011-05-16
Posts: 17

Re: GDM and Gnome not working, showing only the cursor and wallpaper

Runnig into the same problem after rebooting this afternoon:

The computer ist booting into the console, the it seems to switch into gdm, the Gnome mouse cursur is showing up (the little wheel), I con move it around, but that's it. No wallpaper, no login screen, nothing.

But I have an Intel video card, using the i915 kernel module.

cat /var/log/gdm/ :0-slave.log.1 tells me:

GLib-GObject-CRITICAL: g_object_ref: assertion `object->ref_count > 0' failed 

Last edited by i18nde (2012-11-21 13:19:34)


Strawberry fields forever!

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#29 2012-11-21 20:09:21

Thomas_Do
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Registered: 2011-08-12
Posts: 53

Re: GDM and Gnome not working, showing only the cursor and wallpaper

Same problem here after update yesterday. When switching to a virtual console (Ctrl+Alt+F2) andn logging in, I can however start Gnome by using "startx".

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#30 2012-11-21 22:12:54

City-busz
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From: Budapest, Hungary
Registered: 2010-12-27
Posts: 162
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Re: GDM and Gnome not working, showing only the cursor and wallpaper

This is a bug in the accountsservice package. Downgrading to accountsservice 0.6.25 solves the problem. See my downstream and upstream bug report.


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#31 2012-11-22 07:01:17

Thomas_Do
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Registered: 2011-08-12
Posts: 53

Re: GDM and Gnome not working, showing only the cursor and wallpaper

Thanks a lot. Downgrade to accountsservice 0.6.25 worked fine for me!

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#32 2012-11-22 17:00:20

sweetthdevil
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Registered: 2009-10-20
Posts: 329

Re: GDM and Gnome not working, showing only the cursor and wallpaper

Many thanks, I have the same issue.

Also just tried 0.6.29 update and the problem is still present. I downgraded back to 0.6.25

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#33 2012-11-22 18:23:20

City-busz
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From: Budapest, Hungary
Registered: 2010-12-27
Posts: 162
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Re: GDM and Gnome not working, showing only the cursor and wallpaper

Yeah, it's still not fixed in 0.6.29, even if an upstream developer said that it was fixed. I reopened the upstream report.


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#34 2012-11-22 18:35:36

Thomas_Do
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Registered: 2011-08-12
Posts: 53

Re: GDM and Gnome not working, showing only the cursor and wallpaper

I also tried to upgrade to 0.6.29 - no use. Back to 0.6.25. Thanks for sending the bug reports!

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#35 2012-11-24 10:28:33

Strike0
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From: Germany
Registered: 2011-09-05
Posts: 1,277

Re: GDM and Gnome not working, showing only the cursor and wallpaper

Thomas_Do wrote:

I also tried to upgrade to 0.6.29 - no use. Back to 0.6.25. Thanks for sending the bug reports!

+1

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#36 2012-11-24 13:13:58

marcio
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Registered: 2010-10-08
Posts: 30

Re: GDM and Gnome not working, showing only the cursor and wallpaper

I had the same problem with accountsservice, but how i use hibernate on my notebook, just yesterday i saw this problem. The "downgrade" script is very usefull in this cases!

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#37 2012-11-24 14:07:14

Cosmin
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Registered: 2008-10-06
Posts: 248

Re: GDM and Gnome not working, showing only the cursor and wallpaper

Downgrade helped me too:

sudo pacman -U /cache/pacman/pkg/accountsservice-0.6.25-1-i686.pkg.tar.xz

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#38 2012-12-01 12:26:25

okubax
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From: London
Registered: 2010-04-24
Posts: 186
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Re: GDM and Gnome not working, showing only the cursor and wallpaper

The new update - accountsservice 0.6.29-2 solves the issue for me

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#39 2012-12-01 15:46:46

Cosmin
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Registered: 2008-10-06
Posts: 248

Re: GDM and Gnome not working, showing only the cursor and wallpaper

okubax wrote:

The new update - accountsservice 0.6.29-2 solves the issue for me

Great news ... thanks for the update.

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#40 2012-12-02 10:23:08

i18nde
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From: Xi'an, P.R. of China
Registered: 2011-05-16
Posts: 17

Re: GDM and Gnome not working, showing only the cursor and wallpaper

okubax wrote:

The new update - accountsservice 0.6.29-2 solves the issue for me

Yes, thank you, for me too.


Strawberry fields forever!

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#41 2014-12-25 05:39:06

sethos72
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Registered: 2014-12-25
Posts: 1

Re: GDM and Gnome not working, showing only the cursor and wallpaper

yEAH I DONT FEEL LIKE I'M A NOOB.

SAME ISSUE HERE
ONLY DIFFS ARE CENTOS 7
I UPGRAGED TO MATE
NOW THATS THEONLY GUI I HAVE.
INSTALLED CATALYST-14
FOR MY ATI REODON 6450
NPW ALL I GOT IS THE SPINNING WHEEL THAT CHANGES TO WHATEVER ON-HOVER
HOW TO DO I DOWNGRADE accountservice

SORRY ABOUT THE ALL CAPS I'M NOT SCREAMING I HAVE M.S. AND AM LEGALLY BLIND.  ALL I WAS TRYING TO MAKE MY MOUSE POINTER SIZE. 
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL.

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#42 2014-12-25 05:42:25

jasonwryan
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From: .nz
Registered: 2009-05-09
Posts: 20,068
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Re: GDM and Gnome not working, showing only the cursor and wallpaper

We only support Arch here: you'll need to ask the Centos community https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Fo … pport_ONLY

This thread is two years old and no longer relevant. Closing.


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