Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 985506
Gnome just hangs at after login
Last modified: 2015-02-18 09:01:10 EST
Created attachment 774843 [details]
Pic1: Login Screen
Description of problem:
After logging (see first pic) I get a blank screen (See 2d pic)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Freshly installation of Fedora 19
Steps to Reproduce:
Cinnamon, KDE, LXDE and OpenBox all work
Only Gnome hangs
Created attachment 774844 [details]
Blank screen after log in
Created attachment 774845 [details]
List of gnome packages installed
Created attachment 774847 [details]
List of "steved" processes running
So steved and I looked at this a bit today. For some reason that we can't immediately figure out his locale is getting set to en_US instead of en_US.UTF-8. This causes GnomeWallClock to return NULL instead of the current time, and that makes gnome-shell throw an exception.
we should handle that better and we should also figure out how his locale is getting set incorrectly. the locale is right in gdm's session worker and wrong in gnome-session. putting the correct locale in ~/.bash_profile fixes things, so it must be something in the xinit scripts though it wasn't apparently anything in /etc/X11/xinitrc.d
I just ran into this. I have Gnome set to save my session, but it isn't really working. So I setup my session, then used "gnome-session-quit --logout" to make sure it would save my session. From the login screen I tried to reboot the laptop, but due to an unrelated kernel issue, I ended up having to hard power off the laptop. When it came back up and I tried to login, I just get that screen.
On a related note, where are the session logs now? I can't find them anywhere and so I have no idea where to look for what's happening. Fortunately, I managed to find this bug.
However, my LANG environment variable seems to be fine, so it's probably not the same issue.
From another bug, I discovered about setting debug on gdm. Is that really the only way to get session logs now?
Anyway, you can ignore my other comments. It seems that because of the hard power off, my saved session desktop file got corrupted (filled with 0 bytes). That's why it can't start gnome-shell.
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