Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 885217
no login screen in f18 beta after update
Last modified: 2013-01-16 10:59:20 EST
Description of problem:
After doing a fresh installation of f18-beta from live-dvd, I run "yum update" and reboot the machine. Machine did boot, but no login screen.
same as https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=170873
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Do a fresh installation
2. yum update
machine stops at full-blown fedora logo, no login screen
Login screen should appear
Linux localhost.localdomain 3.6.6-3.fc18.x86_64 #1 SMP Mon Nov 5 16:26:34 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
I dont know which file I should attach, please ask.
As in the bug report 170873, I generated a xorg.conf, which loads glx only *almost* solves the problem, except I am in a basic graphics mode, where I cannot view full screen movies.
lspci |grep VGA
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GF108 [GeForce GT 540M] (rev a1)
rpm -qa|grep xorg
Created attachment 660013 [details]
journalctl -b output
can you move the system back to the more broken configuration, then grab /var/log/Xorg.0.log and attach it here?
Created attachment 660937 [details]
Xorg.0.log.old is the log for broken system, i.e., without the xorg.conf
oh wait, i think i know what this is:
> Dec 08 19:43:00 roddur gdm-simple-slave: WARNING: Failed to give slave programs access to the display. Trying to proceed.
So, can I do anything right now, or should I wait for the next update?
(btw, i think this manifested as a side effect of bug 875085 that was later fixed by bug 831735, but i'll push the GDM fix too)
can you attach /etc/hostname /etc/sysconfig/network and /etc/hosts and the output of
$ host roddur
Created attachment 661090 [details]
Created attachment 661098 [details]
Created attachment 661100 [details]
$ host roddur
Host roddur not found: 3(NXDOMAIN)
Created attachment 661695 [details]
xorg.0.log from first boot
xorg.0.log from first boot attached! Cant find out what is making the difference.
what's the output of
rpm -q NetworkManager
$ rpm -q NetworkManager
gdm-3.6.2-4.fc18 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 18.
gdm-3.6.2-5.fc18 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 18.
Problem is still there!!
rpm -qa|grep gdm
btw, if you find important, I am still using default hostname:
$ host localhost
localhost has address 127.0.0.1
localhost has IPv6 address ::1
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 18 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing gdm-3.6.2-5.fc18'
as soon as you are able to.
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I have this version installed, as shown in the message 18, without any result
uhu!! its working! I need to download iso image afresh(may be the iso released with beta had some other bug?), and now its working completely, including https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=812624 (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=812624#c24)
gdm-3.6.2-5.fc18 has been pushed to the Fedora 18 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
gdm-3.6.2-4.fc18 has been pushed to the Fedora 18 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
gdm-3.6.2-5 is not the aboslute answer of the problem I suppose.
I reinstalled f18-RC1 and found the same problem persist.
The problem is solved when I update my system enabling updates-testing.
Though I dont have the knowledge to let you know which actual package solved the problem, I report it for your knowledge.
the same with me - installed Fedora 18 Beta i686 Live Desktop (accepted my fate).
and no login prompt - blue backgroud image only.
Can not say what exactly helped - but it is working now.
yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update
disabled 3D accelereation in VMware
boot -> init 3
X -configure # some error
cp xorg.conf.new xorg.conf
remove all ScreenX except Screen0 from "ServerLayout"
cp xorg.conf /etc/X11/
It seems like MATE works, Sugar works, Cinnamon works, KDE has broken dependencies
yum downgrade mysql-libs qt xmlrpc-c xmlrpc-c-c++ qt-x11
yum install @kde-desktop
I upgraded my system from F17 to F18 today using the steps provided here:
The only thing I have is a blue background image only (no login possibility).
# systemctl status gdm.service
gdm.service - GNOME Display Manager
Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/gdm.service; enabled)
Active: active (running) since Wed, 2013-01-16 16:39:09 CET; 20s ago
Main PID: 3313 (gdm-binary)
├ 3313 /usr/sbin/gdm-binary
├ 3333 /usr/libexec/gdm-simple-slave --display-id /org/gnome/DisplayManager/Displays/_0
├ 3341 /usr/bin/Xorg :0 -background none -verbose -auth /var/run/gdm/auth-for-gdm-FpoRBM/database -seat seat0 -nolisten tcp vt1
└ 3356 gdm-session-worker [pam/gdm-launch-environment]
Jan 16 16:39:09 FOO systemd: Starting GNOME Display Manager...
Jan 16 16:39:09 FOO systemd: Started GNOME Display Manager.
Jan 16 16:39:10 FOO gdm-simple-slave: WARNING: Failed to give slave programs access to the display. Trying to proceed.
# grep '(EE)' /var/log/X*
/var/log/Xorg.0.log: (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
/var/log/Xorg.0.log.old: (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
Got it working:
--> disabled 3D accelereation in VMware