Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 979946
upgrading from f18 gnome-fallback to f19 leads to gnome session fail dialog
Last modified: 2015-02-17 10:46:06 EST
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.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. install F18 and setup user to use gnome fallback mode.
2. upgrade to F19
3. login as user
Fail dialog appears
Gnome to start (classic?)
The workaround is to reset the dconf org.gnome.desktop.session key
but that is not very obvious.
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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