Bug 329691 - GDM does not load GNOME desktop
GDM does not load GNOME desktop
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gdm (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-10-12 13:17 EDT by Joe Pelayo
Modified: 2007-12-03 18:02 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-12-03 18:02:36 EST
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Description Joe Pelayo 2007-10-12 13:17:27 EDT
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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):
Stock version

How reproducible:

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

Actual Results:
Can not pass GDM.

Expected Results:
GNOME desktop should have been launched.

Additional info:
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.
Comment 1 Joe Pelayo 2007-10-12 13:21:09 EDT
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.
Comment 2 xavier.loup 2007-10-28 04:28:29 EDT
Duplicate of bug 302961 ?
Do you have an Atheros WiFi card ?
Comment 3 Joe Pelayo 2007-10-28 11:07:17 EDT
Yes I do. It is an AR5005G 802.11abg.
Comment 4 Will Woods 2007-12-03 18:02:36 EST
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.

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