Bug 951225

Summary: gnome-session doesn't start on ppc64 due to missing support for swrastc
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Phil Knirsch <pknirsch>
Component: gnome-sessionAssignee: Ray Strode [halfline] <rstrode>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Priority: high    
Version: 19CC: awilliam, jmccann, rstrode, rvokal
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Hardware: ppc64   
OS: Linux   
Whiteboard: AcceptedFreezeException
Fixed In Version: gnome-session-3.8.0-2.fc19 Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2013-04-19 05:48:07 UTC Type: Bug
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Description Phil Knirsch 2013-04-11 17:21:57 UTC
Description of problem:

When trying to start a gnome session for Fedora 19 Alpha TC6.2 on Power 64bit i get the sad face saying it won't work.

The error message on the console is this:

gnome-session-is-accelerated: No hardware 3D support.
gnome-session-check-accelerated: Helper exited with code 256
gnome-session-is-accelerated: No hardware 3D support.
gnome-session-check-accelerated: Helper exited with code 256

** (process:6427): WARNING **: software acceleration check failed: Child process exited with code 1

** (gnome-session-quit:6455): WARNING **: Failed to call logout: The name org.gnome.SessionManager was not provided by any .service files

which hints to the swrastc rasterizer we had to be not detected and used properly.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install http://ppc.koji.fedoraproject.org/stage/f19-20130410-TC6.2/ppc64/os/ on a Power7
2. Install tigervnc-server
3. Run vncserver
4. Connect via vncviewer and watch the sad face :(
Actual results:

Getting a sad face displayed. :(

Expected results:

Gnome3 working with the swrastc rasterizer. :)

Additional info:

Adam Jackson already identified the issue and i've tested a test package he built as an update candidate for F19 and that works like a charm for me now. :)

Comment 1 David Aquilina 2013-04-11 17:28:38 UTC
(per pknirsch), fixed by gnome-session-3.8.0-2.fc19

Comment 2 Adam Williamson 2013-04-15 17:23:13 UTC
Discussed at 2013-04-15 freeze exception review meeting: http://meetbot.fedoraproject.org/fedora-blocker-review/2013-04-15/f19alpha-blocker-review-7.2013-04-15-16.00.log.txt . This was accepted as a freeze exception bug on the basis that release engineering / secondary arch team are keen to have secondary arch (pre-)release images built from the exact same package tree as primary, and to accomplish that, we need to pull secondary arch 'blocker' fixes into the primary tree. But several QA folks are reluctant to embrace this as a general principle, and for now, this acceptance is specific to this particular bug and does not form a precedent. We plan to discuss the general question separately.

Comment 3 Adam Williamson 2013-04-15 18:08:02 UTC
Can someone please submit the build that fixes this as an update in Bodhi? Thanks.

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2013-04-17 15:14:45 UTC
gnome-session-3.8.0-2.fc19 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 19.

Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2013-04-19 05:48:10 UTC
gnome-session-3.8.0-2.fc19 has been pushed to the Fedora 19 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.