Bug 849316 - GDM/gnome-shell do not start (dbus problem?)
GDM/gnome-shell do not start (dbus problem?)
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gdm (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
unspecified Severity high
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-08-18 04:58 EDT by Matthias Kuhn
Modified: 2013-08-01 06:22 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2013-08-01 06:22:37 EDT
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xsession logfile showing dbus errors (3.25 KB, text/plain)
2012-08-18 04:58 EDT, Matthias Kuhn
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Description Matthias Kuhn 2012-08-18 04:58:49 EDT
Created attachment 605313 [details]
xsession logfile showing dbus errors

Recently GDM didn't show up properly. X starts and the mouse shows it's working on something (spinning wheel) but no login screen shows.
After some time it stops and restarts. Eventually it works (after about 10 times and maybe related to some commands I entered on the shell).

When it finally loads and I try to log in, the desktop also does not show up or only after a timeout.

I don't know what caused the problems I'm experiencing.

The only thing I noticed are some log-messages about a closed dbus connection. Maybe these are related to the problem somehow?

In /var/log/audit/audit.log I find the following message which does not look too good to me.

type=ANOM_ABEND msg=audit(1345284427.010:235): auid=4294967295 uid=81 gid=81 ses=4294967295 subj=system_u:system_r:system_dbusd_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 pid=2455 comm="dbus-daemon" reason="memory violation" sig=6

If you need further information, please let me know.
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