Bug 1130725 - Oh no! Something has gone wrong.
Summary: Oh no! Something has gone wrong.
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gdm
Version: 20
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ray Strode [halfline]
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2014-08-17 03:41 UTC by Satish Balay
Modified: 2015-06-29 22:05 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2015-06-29 22:05:55 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
dmesg.log (72.64 KB, text/plain)
2014-08-17 03:41 UTC, Satish Balay
no flags Details
yum history info (30.71 KB, text/plain)
2014-08-17 03:42 UTC, Satish Balay
no flags Details

Description Satish Balay 2014-08-17 03:41:22 UTC
Created attachment 927402 [details]

Description of problem:

On booting the machine after a recent yum update - I'm greeted with the message:
Oh no! Something has gone wrong.

[Normally I would see a login prompt here].

I'm not sure what component is messed up - but since I'm unable to login - I'm filing it against gdm

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


How reproducible:

The message comes in consistantly

Steps to Reproduce:
1. yum update
2. reboot

Actual results:

Get the message:
Oh no! Something has gone wrong.

Expected results:

A GDM login screen

Additional info:

This is a 32bit F20 install on a thinkpad T400 with gnome-3.12 installed from rhughes-f20-gnome-3-12 repo. The previous 'yum update' was invoked on 2014-07-22

Subsequent 'yum update kernel* && yum update' on 2014-08-14 triggered this error.

I see some segfaults in 'dmesg' - perhaps its related.

[root@nemo ~]# dmesg |grep segfault
[   36.079431] gnome-settings-[590]: segfault at 1 ip b7643c0b sp bfc2bcfc error 4 in libc-2.18.so[b74f4000+1b8000]
[   36.310999] gnome-settings-[717]: segfault at 1 ip b7658c0b sp bfdd17cc error 4 in libc-2.18.so[b7509000+1b8000]
[   38.566282] gnome-shell[624]: segfault at 1 ip b769fc0b sp bf88e42c error 4 in libc-2.18.so[b7550000+1b8000]
[   40.114058] gnome-shell[937]: segfault at 1 ip b7605c0b sp bf97a35c error 4 in libc-2.18.so[b74b6000+1b8000]

I'm not able to 'yum history undo' as the old packages are not available anymore. I've attempted to reinstall a few packages - (glibc etc) but it doesn't help. I've done subsequent 'yum update' - and thats not helping either.

looking for help (workarrounds) to revert the machine back to a useable state.


Comment 1 Satish Balay 2014-08-17 03:42:56 UTC
Created attachment 927403 [details]
yum history info

Comment 2 Satish Balay 2014-08-17 05:30:09 UTC
I'm able to recover now with 'yum --disablerepo=rhughes-f20-gnome* distro-sync'

Previously I had trouble handling broken dependencies. But now - the following sequence did the trick [perhaps the first one was not needed - and the second one could have been rolled into yum shell]

<edit /etc/yum.repos.d/rhughes-f20-gnome-3-12.repo and disable repo>

yum remove NetworkManager-vpnc-gnome- NetworkManager-openvpn- NetworkManager-pptp-gnome- NetworkManager-openconnect- NetworkManager-pptp- NetworkManager-openvpn-gnome- NetworkManager-vpnc-
yum remove NetworkManager-adsl NetworkManager-bluetooth NetworkManager-wwan
yum shell
 install gdm-libs
 remove compat-cogl116 compat-gnome-bluetooth310-libs
yum remove gnome-sound-recorder.i686 libinput.i686

With this rollback - I'm able to login from GDM again.

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