Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 502389
Graphic interface fails to start after boot
Last modified: 2015-10-27 17:13:35 EDT
Description of problem:
After booting (that appears normal) and passing the login screen the screen stays black with only the mouse cursor visible. The mouse cursor reacts to the mouse movements. It is possible to get the text session with ctrl-alt-F2 and login as normally. Several attempts to get the graphical session with ctrl-alt-F7 at the end bring the computer into working state. Attempt to start the X from the text session with startx is followed by the message that the X server is running.
This started to appear very recently and without any obvious updates. The only application that starts during X session is Skype but it was also working normally for a while.
The X sessions starts
Black screen with the mouse cursor visible and responding.
Thanks for the bug report. We have reviewed the information you have provided above, and there is some additional information we require that will be helpful in our diagnosis of this issue.
Please attach your X server config file (/etc/X11/xorg.conf, if available), /var/log/dmesg, and X server log file (/var/log/Xorg.*.log) to the bug report as individual uncompressed file attachments using the bugzilla file attachment link below.
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I have also activated the memory test in BIOS but it does not find any errors during the boot.
I have observed that the system actually boots after some time if left in the "black screen with mouse" condition, but it takes unusually long time (four to six minutes or about). I have removed Skype from the bash profile startup script but this does not help.
Now started to show on the boot the blue framed screen in text mode, with the text like "X server failed to start over 6 times, it seems that something wrong is happening". The computer usually boots as before from the second time.
If X is running this is a session problem.
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