Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 329691
GDM does not load GNOME desktop
Last modified: 2007-12-03 18:02:36 EST
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Description of problem:
After booting Fedora 8 T3 x86 live CD in my laptop (AMD Turion 64 X2, ATI Radeon Xpress 1100, 1GB DDR2), it can not pass the GDM login screen: the automatic countdown goes in to negative numbers and even pressing enter does not help: GNOME desktop simply doesn't start.
In my desktop with 32 bit Sempron processor and NVIDIA graphics the same liveCD works fine.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Boot from the liveCD.
2.Select the user in GDM and hit enter, or
3.Wait until the automatic login takes place
Can not pass GDM.
GNOME desktop should have been launched.
If I kill the X server with Ctrl Backspace, I can log in using text mode, but startx won't work; it stops saying that it created a Xauthority file.
As a side note I must add that Fedora 7 x86 did not work well in my laptop as
well (although Fedora 7 x86_64 does). It simply would refuse to boot UNLESS my
USB mouse was connected. This situation was improved with Fedora 7.92 x86, but
not by much it seems.
Duplicate of bug 302961 ?
Do you have an Atheros WiFi card ?
Yes I do. It is an AR5005G 802.11abg.
I believe this was fixed by F8 final release - it worked on my Atheros system.
Please test with the final F8 LiveCD, and feel free to reopen this bug if the
problem is still there.