Bug 813234 - Gnome-shell does not start
Summary: Gnome-shell does not start
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-shell
Version: 17
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Owen Taylor
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2012-04-17 09:51 UTC by Boricua
Modified: 2012-04-19 18:26 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2012-04-19 18:26:05 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Boricua 2012-04-17 09:51:06 UTC
Description of problem:
All of a sudden, gnome-shell just dies after login with no activity from the hard disk; only background is seeing and mouse pointer is functional.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Latest Fedora 17 full updated.

How reproducible:
Every time I log in.

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Log in, either manually or automatically.
Actual results:
No shell; just background and active mouse pointer.

Expected results:
Full gnome-shell experience.

Additional info:
I have a nvidia gforce 9500. Fortunately for me, I had nautilus set to handle the desktop, so I was able to right-click the desktop for its menu and asked to change the desktop background. That way, I was able to browse my way to the Details option and activate fallback mode. On one occasion I got this message:"Could not create ICE listening socket: Cannot establish any listening sockets" I tried the solution provided in http://ask.fedoraproject.org/question/872/could-not-create-ice-listening-socket, but didn't work.

Comment 1 Owen Taylor 2012-04-19 17:28:18 UTC
Anything in ~/.xsession-errors? Do you have any gnome-shell extensions installed either system-wide or in your account?

Comment 2 Boricua 2012-04-19 18:15:58 UTC
Hi, no I didn't find anything useful. After filing this bug report, the system became unresponsive and I was forced to do a clean install. I did have both system-wide and in my account extensions installed. But I have them again right back now and everything seems ok. The only consistent symptom now and then is the sudden and at random loss of signal to my digital monitor.

Comment 3 Owen Taylor 2012-04-19 18:26:05 UTC
OK, closing since we don't have the information to proceed further. Thanks for taking the time to file the bug!

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