Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1548557
After upgrade to FC28 gnome shell does not start
Last modified: 2018-06-23 15:16:21 EDT
Created attachment 1400034 [details]
Description of problem:
Gnome login dialog does not appear. In journal, it is visible that gnome shell is crashing. The journal is attached.
FC27 up-to-date with updates-testing repo has been upgraded using dnf:
sudo dnf system-upgrade download --releasever=28 --allowerasing
sudo dnf system-upgrade reboot
The upgrade went smoothly, but after reboot there is only blank screen, no login dialog. It is possible to switch to TTY using ctrl+alt+F2.
Selinux has been switched to permissive mode, but that did not help.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
It happens during every boot and no workaround has been identified.
Not sure whether 100% reproducible, did not have a chance to try the upgrade on another system.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Update FC27 to be up to date
2. Upgrade FC27 to FC28
3. Meet with empty screen after reboot
Blank screen after boot.
Gnome login screen.
attached journal and rpm -qa output
Created attachment 1400035 [details]
output of rpm -qa
Relevant log excerpt:
Feb 23 20:15:48 n51 org.gnome.Shell.desktop: /usr/bin/gnome-shell: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib64/gnome-shell/libgnome-shell.so: undefined symbol: meta_window_get_flatpak_id
Feb 23 20:15:48 n51 /usr/libexec/gdm-wayland-session: gnome-session-binary: DEBUG(+): GsmAutostartApp: (pid:1396) done (status:127)
Feb 23 20:15:48 n51 /usr/libexec/gdm-wayland-session: gnome-session-binary: WARNING: App 'org.gnome.Shell.desktop' exited with code 127
Feb 23 20:15:48 n51 /usr/libexec/gdm-wayland-session: gnome-session-binary: DEBUG(+): GsmManager: disposing manager
Feb 23 20:15:48 n51 gnome-session-binary: Unrecoverable failure in required component org.gnome.Shell.desktop
Feb 23 20:15:48 n51 gnome-session-binary: DEBUG(+): GsmAutostartApp: (pid:1396) done (status:127)
The journal has been captured with debug enabled at /etc/gdm/custom.conf
Confirmed here. It seems linked to https://github.com/GNOME/mutter/commit/ab5ac21104fb191a30c9c78fee5bd28e1f4cf06f .
I would bet on a mismatch between gnome packages versions in F28. I’ve seen that there are still some 3.26 packages during update, whereas some other are 3.27.x.
Same issue for me.
Live ISO Fedora-Workstation-Live-x86_64-28-20180221.n.0.iso also suffers from this issue.
Adding myself to CC.
For me latest gnome-shell from koji ( https://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/buildinfo?buildID=1048592 ) works gnome-shell-3.27.91-2.fc28
Indeed, now everything is fine with latest gnome-shell.
The point now is mouse cursor is moving fine, but clicks have no effect at all.
original mouse is ps2, tested with an usb one, same symptoms, right, left, middle click does not do anything. scroll whell does not work either.
Things were fine in F27 (mouse configured as left handed). Anyone having the same problem ? Should I open another bug ?
The mouse issue is already known: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1547691
sorry for the noise, did not search, navigation is a bit painful with a keyboard only :) thx for the pointer !
I confirm that this issue is fixed in Fedora-Workstation-Live-x86_64-28-20180301.n.0.iso
(In reply to Mirek Svoboda from comment #11)
> I confirm that this issue is fixed in
I am presently experiencing the same issue and it is June 23, 2018 after upgrading from Fedora 27 to Fedora 28 desktop on Dell Inspiron E1505 32bit laptop.
I tried the following:
Booted into single user mode
Looked at the journalctl file and noticed the following
NX(Execute Disable) protection cannot be enabled: non-PAE kernel random: fast init done
systemd-modules failed to find module "vxboxdrv; vboxnetflt; vboxnetadp; vboxpci
failed to start switch root
failed to start load kernel modules
mount -o remount,rw/systroot
rm -rf /sysroot/etc/os-release
cp /usr/lib/os-release /sysroot/etc
Now it hangs at:
Started Gnome display manager. dispatcher service . . . . ges.e.ansactions. . .