Bug 1575229 - Fedora 28 Gnome Login Crashes (xorg, wayland, classic)
Summary: Fedora 28 Gnome Login Crashes (xorg, wayland, classic)
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gdm
Version: 28
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ray Strode [halfline]
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2018-05-05 09:57 UTC by Harish Pillay
Modified: 2018-05-07 08:15 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2018-05-06 22:25:55 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Harish Pillay 2018-05-05 09:57:08 UTC
Description of problem:
I updated my Fedora 27 desktop via the dnf upgrade path. It downloaded all the needed packages, and got update. When I tried to login (GNOME Xorg), it kept logging me out without even showing the desktop. Tried GNOME Classic and GNOME and all failed. Both LXDE, Openbox work. 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 28 updated via:
"dnf system-upgrade download --refresh --releasever=28"

How reproducible:
Not sure about this. 

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Not sure

Actual results:

I should have been able to log in via GNOME but no.

Expected results:

Crashed out without seeing the GNOME desktop

Additional info:

Right now, logged in via LXDE.

Comment 1 Harish Pillay 2018-05-06 22:25:55 UTC
Solved as per this tweet by William Henry:


essentially, to remove/move .local/share/gnome-shell/extensions

Once that was done, I could log in.

Comment 2 Harish Pillay 2018-05-07 03:16:37 UTC
Just an update to this. I had two GNOME extensions installed: Show IP and Internet Radio. After removing both as per earlier comment, I then tested by adding them one by one. Internet Radio worked OK. Adding Show IP immediately crashed GNOME and I could not log back in. Had to remove the extensions and things were back to normal.

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