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#1 2012-12-03 21:30:48

swordfish
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Registered: 2012-01-14
Posts: 160

[solved] Blank screen for few seconds between GDM and Gnome-Shell

Hi there,

I don't know if this phenomenon is "normal" or not, so I ask smile : I am using Gnome 3.6 and after I have logged in on GDM I see a blank screen for roundabout 3 seconds before the gnome-shell starts. The whole system is running fine - so this is no "real" problem -, but this 3 seconds of a black screen between GDM and the gnome-shell are somewhat annoying and I want to find out if this behaviour is normal or not hmm .

Indeed, if I look into journalctl, I find this messages:

Dez 03 21:45:53 sushi gdm-simple-slave[272]: WARNING: Failed to give slave programs access to the display. Trying to proceed.
Dez 03 21:45:53 sushi gdm-launch-environment][305]: GLib-CRITICAL: g_variant_compare: assertion `!g_variant_is_container (a)' failed
Dez 03 21:45:53 sushi gdm-launch-environment][305]: GLib-CRITICAL: g_variant_compare: assertion `!g_variant_is_container (a)' failed
Dez 03 21:46:03 sushi gnome-session[311]: WARNING: Detected that screensaver has left the bus
Dez 03 21:46:03 sushi gnome-session[311]: CRITICAL: gsm_manager_set_phase: assertion `GSM_IS_MANAGER (manager)' failed
Dez 03 21:46:03 sushi gdm-simple-slave[272]: WARNING: Failed to remove slave program access to the display. Trying to proceed.
Dez 03 21:46:03 sushi gdm-simple-slave[272]: WARNING: Child process -311 was already dead.
Dez 03 22:00:50 sushi systemd-tmpfiles[1793]: stat(/run/user/1000/gvfs) failed: Permission denied

Actually, I don't know if this is relevant for my little "black-screen" problem (but it looks as if ...).

And

$ systemctl status gdm.service

shows nothing to worry about (as far as I can see):

gdm.service - GNOME Display Manager
      Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/gdm.service; enabled)
      Active: active (running) since Mo, 2012-12-03 21:45:51 CET; 40min ago
    Main PID: 266 (gdm-binary)
      CGroup: name=systemd:/system/gdm.service
          ├─266 /usr/sbin/gdm-binary
          ├─272 /usr/lib/gdm/gdm-simple-slave --display-id /org/gnome/DisplayManager/Displays/_0
          ├─279 /usr/bin/Xorg :0 -background none -verbose -auth /var/run/gdm/auth-for-gdm-xTnD7p/database -seat seat0 -nolisten tcp vt1
          └─440 gdm-session-worker [pam/gdm-password]

The hardware is an Asrock H77M-ITX board with an Intel GPU. Systemd is up and running well, no failing service units.

Any ideas, what's going on here?

Last edited by swordfish (2012-12-08 14:26:00)


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#2 2012-12-04 00:21:55

cfr
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Re: [solved] Blank screen for few seconds between GDM and Gnome-Shell

Use journalctl to get more info.


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#3 2012-12-04 09:45:50

swordfish
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Re: [solved] Blank screen for few seconds between GDM and Gnome-Shell

cfr wrote:

Use journalctl to get more info.

That's what I've already done - as you could see from my posting wink


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#4 2012-12-08 14:25:09

swordfish
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Re: [solved] Blank screen for few seconds between GDM and Gnome-Shell

Finally I found out what's going on - and it's so simple hmm

It's just my monitor which is runing on a default resolution of 1920x1080. When I switched to 1600x900 using Gnome's system tools, the monitor needs roundabout two seconds to adjust to this resolution yikes


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