Bug 733982 - Still gnome3 desktop uncomplete after boot and first login
Summary: Still gnome3 desktop uncomplete after boot and first login
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-shell
Version: 16
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Owen Taylor
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2011-08-29 04:16 UTC by Joachim Backes
Modified: 2013-02-13 19:48 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2013-02-13 19:48:27 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
~/.xsession-errors (8.64 KB, application/octet-stream)
2011-08-29 05:26 UTC, Joachim Backes
no flags Details
~/.xsession-errors.old (18.86 KB, application/octet-stream)
2011-08-29 05:27 UTC, Joachim Backes
no flags Details
/var/log/gdm/:0-greeter.log (23.10 KB, text/x-log)
2011-08-29 06:02 UTC, Joachim Backes
no flags Details

Description Joachim Backes 2011-08-29 04:16:06 UTC
Description of problem:
Still after the most recent updates on my box:
Aug 29 05:52:29 Updated: evolution-data-server-3.1.5-2.fc16.x86_64
Aug 29 05:52:30 Installed: p11-kit-0.4-1.fc16.x86_64
Aug 29 05:52:31 Updated: gnome-keyring-3.1.4-1.fc16.x86_64
Aug 29 05:52:32 Updated: gnome-menus-3.1.5-2.fc16.x86_64
Aug 29 05:52:33 Installed: libsocialweb-0.25.19-1.fc16.x86_64
Aug 29 05:52:34 Installed: libsocialweb-keys-0.25.19-1.fc16.noarch
Aug 29 05:52:35 Updated: 1:folks-0.6.0-5.fc16.x86_64
Aug 29 05:52:35 Updated: 1:control-center-filesystem-3.1.5-3.fc16.x86_64
Aug 29 05:52:42 Updated: 1:control-center-3.1.5-3.fc16.x86_64
Aug 29 05:52:42 Updated: gnome-contacts-0.1.2-2.fc16.x86_64
Aug 29 05:52:46 Updated: empathy-
Aug 29 05:52:48 Updated: gnome-shell-3.1.4-2.gite7b9933.fc16.x86_64
Aug 29 05:52:48 Updated: gnome-keyring-pam-3.1.4-1.fc16.x86_64
Aug 29 05:52:49 Updated: 1:nautilus-sendto-3.0.0-9.fc16.x86_64
having the following problem:

After booting, if the gdm login screen appears for the first time, the clock on the title 
bar is wrong. Then after logging in, the gnome3 desktop is incomplete 
(including missing title bar, no activities button,...). If in this 
state I logout (for example by Ctrl+Alt+Del) and then re-login, the 
desktop now is OK (clock OK, gnome3 title bar OK,...)

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

How reproducible:
See description

Steps to Reproduce:
Actual results:

Expected results:

Additional info:

Comment 1 Joachim Backes 2011-08-29 05:26:36 UTC
Created attachment 520284 [details]

Comment 2 Joachim Backes 2011-08-29 05:27:34 UTC
Created attachment 520285 [details]

Comment 3 Joachim Backes 2011-08-29 06:02:04 UTC
Created attachment 520288 [details]

Comment 4 Joachim Backes 2011-08-31 04:35:04 UTC
After the most recent updates (Aug 31), when  login after boot for the first timewith the GDM screen, I get an error message:

Failed to load session "gnome".

Pressing "logout" and re-login solves the problem.

Comment 5 Joachim Backes 2011-09-13 03:45:31 UTC
Even after having installed the giganto update 2011-12324, the very first login (after boot) into a gnome-shell session is incomplete: No gnome-shell titlebar, no favorites bar, no menu if pressing alt+f2. This can be repaired by logging out and login again (by pressing ctrl+alt+del and then pressing the logout button in the presented menu). Now the gnome-shell behaviour is flawless at each new login, until to the next reboot.

Comment 6 Alexander Todorov 2011-10-06 09:11:13 UTC
I have the same issue with F16 Beta. See screenshot at:

1) I did a default install in a KVM guest
2) Selected all defaults in anaconda and completed the install
3) Went through firstboot to add a new user and tried to login

Actual results:
A big error message telling me GNOME 3 failed to load

Expected results: 
No errors.

Comment 7 Cristian Gheorghe Florescu 2012-04-01 16:31:14 UTC
Hello all,

Somebody could give any workaround on this or maybe another status to bug?

This bug occur on my INTEL GM965 and also to ATI Radeon 540 GMA


I've tried also with normal kernel (non PAE) 32 bits

Any help is appreciated.

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