Bug 137778 - Gnome can't start
Gnome can't start
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 134169
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-session (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
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Reported: 2004-11-01 03:12 EST by bednar
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-02-21 14:06:44 EST
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Description bednar 2004-11-01 03:12:01 EST
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Description of problem:
This is another bug related to gnome-session (worst part of gnome).
Aftech chnging in my laptop Monitor Type to Generic LCD 1024x768 in
system-config-display, logout, then login gnome does not load. I see
only the bockground colour of my session after typing password in gdm.
Removeing ~/.gnome2/session does not help.
The only thing that helps is removing/renaming whole ~/.gnome2 directory.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1.CHnge monitor type in system-config-display
2.Logout form gnome
3.Login again

Actual Results:  Blank screen in background color of gnome session

Expected Results:  Working gnome

Additional info:
Comment 1 bednar 2004-11-04 17:31:33 EST

after daily upgrade Gnome does not start. Even deleting whole
~/.gnome2 direstory does not help. I have to use KDE, the only working WM.
I did some testing.
The effects of strace form "failsafe session" as well as from "startx"
from runlevel 3 and content of .gnome2 directory are at:


The problem started when I was logout from gnome with savine session
enabed and one crashed gnome application somewhere in background. I
killed it before, but when logging out I saw contours of some window.
Every other windows were closed before logout so I was sure I'm
saveing clean session (i.e. with no running apps). 

Comment 2 bednar 2004-11-04 18:11:35 EST
Now, after one login to KDE, logout from KDE i can normally login to
Gnome? What is going on? How? Magic?
Has KDE hidden scripts for gnome-session fixing:)
Comment 3 Ray Strode [halfline] 2004-11-04 19:59:17 EST

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 134169 ***
Comment 4 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 14:06:44 EST
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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