Bug 979946 - upgrading from f18 gnome-fallback to f19 leads to gnome session fail dialog
upgrading from f18 gnome-fallback to f19 leads to gnome session fail dialog
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-session (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2013-07-01 04:08 EDT by Jens Petersen
Modified: 2015-02-17 10:46 EST (History)
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Description Jens Petersen 2013-07-01 04:08:38 EDT
Description of problem:
If one was using gnome-fallback on f18 and upgrades to f19
where gnome-fallback no longer exists then gnome-shell fails to start
and a gnome fail (whale) dialog appears instead.

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. install F18 and setup user to use gnome fallback mode.
2. upgrade to F19
3. login as user

Actual results:
Fail dialog appears

Expected results:
Gnome to start (classic?)

Additional info:
The workaround is to reset the dconf org.gnome.desktop.session key
but that is not very obvious.
Comment 1 The Old Man 2013-09-10 15:28:52 EDT
Additional info on workaround (may be OT, but why not..):

On gdm login screen, go to console screen by doing ctrl+Alt+F(2-6)
Login as root
Than per user *sigh*  
 #su - [user]
 $ dbus-launch gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.sessions session-name gnome

ignore the 'dconf-CRITICAL' warning messages

GDM login as this user should work now, but you shall have a gnome session, not a gnome-fallback session (obvious) 

Glad i don't have more than 8 users on my machine. This is not the way it should be.

Is it possible to do this with a postupgrade script in FedUp?
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