Ubuntu :: Gdm Will Not Start Gnome Session?

Jul 31, 2010

I'm having issues logging into my system... After authenticating via GDM, the screen goes black with only the mouse showing and remains this way indefinitely. At first the hard disk is active to a similar degree as it was when logins were successful, but then the system (apart from being able to move the mouse) is unresponsive.

If left for long enough so that the screen goes into power-saving mode, moving the mouse brings up the unlock dialogue that you normally get if you set your computer to lock itself after a period of idleness.

I suspect some sort of file corruption, as I have not changed any settings recently. I have forced checks on all of my disks in the hope it would solve this problem. I have also tested logging in on a freshly created user account I created which gives the same result. Also, starting an xterm session from GDM works fine.

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Jul 9, 2010

Gnome sessions started hanging during login on a debian lenny box, and I can only think it's related to a recent package update as it was working fine before the last set. It affects all user accounts and hangs before the applications menu or any icons appear on the panels, but after after the top /bottom panels and the desktop background appears.

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May 7, 2015

I installed jessie from a beta/rc shortly before release on my MacBook Pro 13 Retina and have kept it up to-date with apt-get dist-upgrade. Rcently gdm3/gnome-session have stopped working together. When I log in the screen goes black for a couple of seconds then goes back to the login screen. This happens with "System Default", "GNOME Classic" and "GNOME", but not with "GNOME on Wayland". However, Wayland seems to have some other issues. I haven't tried an alternative dm yet, eg lightdm, but the GNOME desktop does work when started with startx.

I've just used journalctl to get logs of what gdm3 and gnome-session were doing at the time. After booting I waited until the clock reached the next minute (19:55) so I'd know at which point in the logs I'd hit enter on my password. I'll post the gdm log separately in two chunks because the forum server doesn't seem to like text attachments and they're too long for one post.

Log from gnome-session:
Code: Select all-- Logs begin at Thu 2015-05-07 19:54:06 CEST, end at Thu 2015-05-07 19:56:41 CEST. --
May 07 19:54:08 jeanette gnome-session[885]: gnome-session[885]: WARNING: Could not parse desktop file caribou-autostart.desktop or it references a not found TryExec binary


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I have installed Ubuntu Netbook Remix 10.04 on my Sony Vaio netbook. I want to be able to log into a Gnome session as an alternative to UNR. The main reason for wanting to do this is to be able to add some applets to the panel which I use a lot. This is not possible in UNR, which is really irritating! However, I really like UNR otherwise, so don't want to just install standard version.

Synaptic shows that Gnome is not installed, but when I try to install it, I get this error message:
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Jun 16, 2010

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Jun 12, 2010

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I'm trying to create a new gdm session in tty8, so I can switch between tty7 and tty8 running simultaneously.

How can I accomplish this? I found some website suggesting to run startx and also startx gnome-session -- :1 vt8 Both result in a black screen, blocking the overall system, not allowing me to go to tty1 nor any tty. I have to run REINSUB to restart the system.

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This is the error I get when removing gnome-session:
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Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these:
The following packages have unmet dependencies.
ubuntu-desktop : Depends: gnome-session but it is not going to be installed
Recommends: banshee-extension-ubuntuonemusicstore but it is not going to be installed
Recommends: gnome-accessibility-themes but it is not going to be installed
Recommends: ubuntuone-client-gnome but it is not going to be installed
E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt-get -f install' with no packages (or specify a solution).

And this is what happens when I do apt-get -f install:
alex@alex:~$ sudo apt-get -f install
[sudo] password for alex:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Correcting dependencies... Done

The following package was automatically installed and is no longer required:
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.

The following extra packages will be installed:
Suggested packages:

The following packages will be upgraded:
1 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 21 not upgraded.
Need to get 0 B/11.8 kB of archives.
After this operation, 8,192 B of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
(Reading database ... 250821 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace gnome-session 3.0.1-0ubuntu1~build2 (using .../gnome-session_3.0.2-0ubuntu3~natty1_all.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement gnome-session ...
dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/gnome-session_3.0.2-0ubuntu3~natty1_all.deb (--unpack):
trying to overwrite '/usr/share/xsessions/gnome-shell.desktop', which is also in package gnome-shell 3.0.1-0ubuntu1~build1
Errors were encountered while processing:
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