Bug 1572582 - gnome-shell crashes on startup when using wayland
Summary: gnome-shell crashes on startup when using wayland
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-shell
Version: 28
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Owen Taylor
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2018-04-27 11:09 UTC by Tom Hughes
Modified: 2019-05-28 19:58 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2019-05-28 19:58:02 UTC
Type: Bug

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gnome-shell log (39.31 KB, text/plain)
2018-04-27 11:09 UTC, Tom Hughes
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Description Tom Hughes 2018-04-27 11:09:55 UTC
Created attachment 1427630 [details]
gnome-shell log

Description of problem:

I'm not at all sure that gnome-shell is the correct component for this - the fault may be in gdm for deciding to use wayland instead of X on this machine so please feel free to move this if necessary.

The machine where I encountered this has always fallen back to X rather than using wayland, I think because two of three monitors are rotated. In F28 it seems that it now thinks wayland is OK though, and it tries to use it.

It doesn't work though - the fonts in the login dialogue are corrupt and, more importantly, gnome-shell crashes with an assertion in cogl are apparently failing to allocate some textures.

A full log of the gnome-shell session from the journal is attached.

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


How reproducible:

Every time.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try to login.
2. The shell crashes.

Comment 1 Ben Cotton 2019-05-02 21:53:49 UTC
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Comment 2 Ben Cotton 2019-05-28 19:58:02 UTC
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