Bug 710692 - nvidia drivers cause gnome-shell segfault and "Oh no! Something has gone wrong." message on login.
nvidia drivers cause gnome-shell segfault and "Oh no! Something has gone wron...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-shell (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
unspecified Severity high
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Assigned To: Owen Taylor
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2011-06-04 01:00 EDT by Dave Brookshire
Modified: 2012-08-07 13:43 EDT (History)
6 users (show)

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Logfiles (Xorg), dmesg, lspci, dmidecode and procinfo/meminfo contents. (28.84 KB, application/zip)
2011-06-04 01:00 EDT, Dave Brookshire
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Description Dave Brookshire 2011-06-04 01:00:02 EDT
Created attachment 502949 [details]
Logfiles (Xorg), dmesg, lspci, dmidecode and procinfo/meminfo contents.

Description of problem:
On default install the nouveau drivers don't work with gnome3, so I upgraded to the nvidia proprietary drivers using rpmfusion packages.  After confirming that the rdblacklist=nouveau option was added to grub.conf, I rebooted the system.  Everything came up fine, but when I logged in to the graphical login, I get the black screen with "Oh no! Something has gone wrong." message.   

Tailing the syslog, I see a bunch of messages like:

Jun  3 23:41:03 hotel gnome-session[1906]: WARNING: Application 'gnome-shell.desktop' killed by signal
Jun  3 23:41:03 hotel kernel: [  248.437620] gnome-shell[2157]: segfault at 5 ip 000000330a437fb9 sp 00007fff0fbf2d10 error 4 in libcairo.so.2.11000.2[330a400000+a6000]
Jun  3 23:41:03 hotel abrt[2164]: not dumping repeating crash in '/usr/bin/gnome-shell'
Jun  3 23:41:03 hotel gnome-session[1906]: WARNING: Application 'gnome-shell.desktop' killed by signal
Jun  3 23:41:03 hotel gnome-session[1906]: WARNING: App 'gnome-shell.desktop' respawning too quickly
Jun  3 23:41:03 hotel abrtd: Dump directory is a duplicate of /var/spool/abrt/ccpp-2011-06-03-23:09:19-2052
Jun  3 23:41:03 hotel abrtd: Deleting dump directory ccpp-2011-06-03-23:41:02-2072 (dup of ccpp-2011-06-03-23:09:19-2052), sending dbus signal

Hardware is as follows:

Asus M3A78-T, with AMD Phenom 9750 Quad-Core, 4GB RAM, EVGA GTS450

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

How reproducible:
Every single time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install F15
2. Install nvidia drivers
3. Reboot
4. Login
Actual results:
Get message as described above.

Expected results:
Login with usable user session.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Dave Brookshire 2011-06-27 13:14:22 EDT
Any thoughts?  It's pretty frustrating to have to run the XFCE version.
Comment 2 markm 2011-11-09 20:32:22 EST
how to switch to the XFCE version though? Gnome-hell does not allow me to select my session :-/
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