Bug 821072 - gnome-panel-3.2.1-2.fc16.x86_64 crashes on login
gnome-panel-3.2.1-2.fc16.x86_64 crashes on login
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-panel (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-05-11 14:22 EDT by Tim Zorn
Modified: 2013-02-13 17:09 EST (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2013-02-13 17:09:21 EST
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xorg.conf (1.92 KB, text/plain)
2012-05-11 14:22 EDT, Tim Zorn
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Xorg.0.log (64.66 KB, text/plain)
2012-05-11 14:23 EDT, Tim Zorn
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.xsession-errors (2.23 KB, text/plain)
2012-05-11 14:23 EDT, Tim Zorn
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/etc/sysconfig/desktop (35 bytes, application/octet-stream)
2012-05-11 14:38 EDT, Tim Zorn
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Description Tim Zorn 2012-05-11 14:22:20 EDT
Created attachment 583898 [details]

Description of problem:

GNOME does not load properly with my setup in xorg.conf
KDE does, however, start properly so I know it isn't an X server problem.

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


How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Have 2 AMD Graphics cards
2. use fglrx
3. have one graphics card without 3D acceleration and one with
4. login
Actual results:

You just see the background (no panel, nothing but the background)

Expected results:

To see GNOME and all its goodness

Additional info:
Comment 1 Tim Zorn 2012-05-11 14:23:18 EDT
Created attachment 583899 [details]
Comment 2 Tim Zorn 2012-05-11 14:23:55 EDT
Created attachment 583900 [details]
Comment 3 Tim Zorn 2012-05-11 14:26:52 EDT
More explanation:

I'm using two different AMD graphics cards that are not running in Crossfire.
If I load GNOME with just the older card it falls back to the older GNOME.
If I load Gnome with just the newer card everything loads fine.

GNOME will not start with both cards running.

KDE (and XFCE4), however, load fine.

Can I run the newer GNOME on one monitor and the older GNOME on another (currently there is one monitor outputting per graphics card)?
Comment 4 Tim Zorn 2012-05-11 14:38:07 EDT
Created attachment 583905 [details]
Comment 5 Tim Zorn 2012-05-11 14:39:23 EDT
Comment on attachment 583905 [details]

Oops. Didn't mean to put this here.
Comment 6 Tim Zorn 2012-05-11 14:41:47 EDT
Also, I ran "gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.session session-name 'gnome-fallback'" because I thought it would make it work. (it didn't load before that either)
Comment 7 Milan Bouchet-Valat 2012-05-12 04:19:21 EDT
That's a crash in gnome-panel:
(gnome-panel:3809): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_style_context_get: assertion `priv->widget_path != NULL' failed
gnome-session[3572]: WARNING: Application 'gnome-panel.desktop' killed by signal

Can you start abrt-gui and see whether there's a crash waiting to be reported in the list?
Comment 8 Tim Zorn 2012-05-12 04:42:39 EDT
There was a crash waiting to be reported.
However, when I tired to report it I got "Reporting disabled because the backtrace is unusable"
Comment 9 Milan Bouchet-Valat 2012-05-12 06:06:27 EDT
Maybe you can reproduce the problem and try again? Be sure to install all package updates first.
Comment 10 Tim Zorn 2012-05-12 14:41:04 EDT
I've been messing around with xorg.conf and I have a version that works.
It loads into GNOME but as fallback (because enabling xinerama disables 3D acceleration support)

I am now thinking that my other card might actually support 3D acceleration. I was wondering if there is a way to do something similar to Xinerama but that allows 3D acceleration.

Here are the changes I mage:

[root@localhost ~]# diff /etc/X11/xorg.conf --from-file=old.xorg.conf
< 	Screen         "aticonfig-Screen[1]-0" 1600 0
> 	Screen      1  "aticonfig-Screen[1]-0" RightOf "aticonfig-Screen[0]-0"
> 	Option	    "Xinerama" "on"
> Section "ServerFlags"
> 	Option	    "Xinerama" "on"
> EndSection
< 	Option	    "Position" "0 0"
> #	Option	    "Position" "0 0"
< 	Option	    "Position" "0 0"
> #	Option	    "Position" "0 0"
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