Bug 736323 - startx starts fallback mode
Summary: startx starts fallback mode
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: 2011-09-07 12:28 UTC by Kamil Páral
Modified: 2013-02-13 19:49 UTC (History)
9 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2013-02-13 19:49:18 UTC

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dmesg (113.99 KB, text/plain)
2011-09-07 12:28 UTC, Kamil Páral
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messages (1.74 MB, text/plain)
2011-09-07 12:28 UTC, Kamil Páral
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output from startx (13.36 KB, text/plain)
2011-09-07 12:29 UTC, Kamil Páral
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Xorg log (42.32 KB, text/plain)
2011-09-07 12:29 UTC, Kamil Páral
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Description Kamil Páral 2011-09-07 12:28:01 UTC
Description of problem:
I followed this test day:
This test case:

Usually gnome-shell starts for me. But when booting to initlevel 3 and issuing startx, only fallback mode starts for me. However, glxinfo still reports "Direct rendering: Yes".

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. follow the test case

Comment 1 Kamil Páral 2011-09-07 12:28:23 UTC
Created attachment 521859 [details]

Comment 2 Kamil Páral 2011-09-07 12:28:48 UTC
Created attachment 521860 [details]

Comment 3 Kamil Páral 2011-09-07 12:29:09 UTC
Created attachment 521861 [details]
output from startx

Comment 4 Kamil Páral 2011-09-07 12:29:26 UTC
Created attachment 521862 [details]
Xorg log

Comment 5 Andrew Travneff 2011-09-13 09:26:21 UTC
Have same issue at both nouveau and intel cases. Also reproduced with following:

1. Boot the live image. Observe the correct behaviour (no fallback mode)
2. Run `telinit 3`
3. Run `startx`. Gnome 3 launches in fallback mode. Logging out and repeating startx results in same.
4. Run `telinit 5`. Gnome 3 launches with Shell (no fallback).

SW: testday's live image x64:

HW: http://www.smolts.org/client/show/pub_ea9d7586-9e38-47aa-8c35-0ac599e86a66

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