Fedora Installation :: KDE & Gnome Login After Upgrade To F15?
Jun 24, 2011
About a week ago I used preupgrade to make the transition F14 -> F15 on a x86_64 workstation.
The system has been fully updated ever since, but I'm still not able to login either with KDE or Gnome. With KDE, the login process freezes before completion, whereas with Gnome I get the "wallpaper" behaviour reported here: [URL]
Funny though, I can login in the KDE failsafe session.
I could find no other thread reporting this problem and am at a loss on how to start diagnosing the problem. If anyone out there has any suggestion, I'd welcome it...
what's the difference between a "regular" KDE session and the failsafe one? They both look & feel the same to me...
After the Upgrade of my Fedora Insatallation (FC 10 => 12) I have some problems with Gnome and the Login via console. The system actually boots fine and all kind of services like Postfix, IMAP, Samba, SSHD, Apache, etc. are avialable normally.
If I try however to work directly on the server I only see the completed Fedora progress icon and not as hoped for, the Login to Gnome. Also the attempt to change to a plain console with ALT-CTRL-F1 fails.
Since actually everything seems to work quite fine, I am somewhat helpless, according to should I look for, to get Gnome and the Console Login working again.
I tried to install Compiz on F9 Gnome and I added a startup entry (system, preferences, personal, session, startup programs). Now I can't log in to the gnome window manager, it logs in and then logs out again. I would like to remove the entry that I created in the startup programs, but I don't know which file to edit. Where the settings to the System > Preferences > Personal > Session > Startup Programs are stored.
I've installed F12 twice now. After completing the installation and getting all the updates via YumEx, my network trouble begin after a reboot. I am not able to login as root under gnome so I can't see the services panel.
Tried to reinstall 'NetworkManager' after the fact but of course I have no network connections so I may have made the problem worse. I hate to reinstall and repeat the same troubles over again as it consumes a lot of time. I don't know where to begin.
I have recently upgraded my System from F13 to F15.
I use an ATOM Board with an Intel N10 graphic chip. It worked without any issue with F13.
F15 boots up, I can see the blue screen with the Fedora Logo. Then it changes to the background picture of gnome and thats is. No login screen. I checked the logs but I am unable to find any hint, why gnome does not boot up completley.
I upgraded to fedora 10 using yum but i have a problem, the installation went fine and after rebooting i got a login screen. I typed in my user name and password and after a second it returns to the login screen. Im sure the username and password are correct. If i type in another password i get an error message. So how can i log in?
This is what i did to upgrade to Fc10:
Then i got an upgrade wizzard and selected Fedora 10 and than reboot.
In the grub menu only one kernel is present which is the Fc10 so couldn't use the old one.
I've tried to edit the kernel with single for single user that works gives me a command line but im just not experienced enough to figure out how i can use the command line to login.
My system is Dell 4300S with 1.4 GHz Pentium processor, recently upgraded to 1 GB RAM,120 GB WDC1200JB hard drive Sony DRU-720A DVD/RW drive, ATT plugandshare wireless adapter with Atheros AR5001X chip, ATI Rage 128 Pro Ultra TF video card, and Actiontec V90, and 56KFlex modem (Agere System Venus). I attempted to use preupgrade to upgrade from Fedora 12 to 14 using wireless connection. It seems, that upgrade finished successfully, except I am not unable to get to a GDM login. I updated SElinux to selinux-policy-3.9.7-10 and selinux-policy-targeted-3.9.7-10, and touch /.autorelabel overnight, I was able to login using GDM once. And that is all. After I boot, after Ctrl+Alt+F4, I can login to terminal.
I have upgraded my Laptop from Fedora12 to Fedora 13 via DVD image (x64 version). After the upgrade, I tried to update via YUM every package that still needed upgrade (especially nvidia drivers), and I got
[Errno 14] Could not open/read file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-rpmfusion-nonfree-fedora-13-x86_64
So, I tried to delete and reimport the rpmfusion repos, but when I go to this page:
and try to install the RPMs, it only allows me to open them with Archive Manager! So I looked into GNOME menus and... damn, apparently I can't find Package manager anymore! Where did it go? and more importantly, why can't I install RPMs anymore? Can anyone enlight me on what went wrong?
Being the fool that I am, I forgot the good old terminal. I have still to nail down in my brain that going by terminal always works better than GUI. Using RPM -Uvh I managed to re-import all repos whose GPG key wasn't signed, and so I finally can upgrade my packages.
Package Manager is missing from GNOME. I have a couple of packages that I installed outside from repositories (they are SongBird and PersonalBrain), and I want to upgrade one (SongBird) and delete the other (PersonalBrain) but since I am in no way an expert when it comes to use the Terminal, I don't know how to uninstall them both (and then reinstall an upgraded version of SongBird).
I upgraded Sunday evening from FC14 to FC15 using the yum preupgrade method. Services such as httpd, vsftpd, sshd, named and even the VNC server are all running. I can connect via VNC client and get a downgraded gnome desktop, but from the console, I cannot start X or gnome desktop.I have searched many threads over the last day+ and found many references to problems with nVidia drivers - and I have a nVidia adapter. but I am not sure what is next to do and need a lead.
I was using Fedora 11 for the past few months. It was working fine. I upgraded yesterday to Fedora 12 and now every time I boot up, the fedora logo screen comes up, the "f" is filled up and after that the screen goes hazy. I was expecting the login screen but nothing comes - the system freezes sort of.
I am unable to login to kde after upgrade to fc14 from fc13 as user , the splash screen works for seconds and returns back to login screen, but I am able to do as root I also managed to login to KDE (failsafe session) and also I am able to login as normal user to gnome desktop
Older machine here that I upgraded to 10.04 after a clean install of 9.10 some months ago. When booting into GNOME, the desktop image flashes on the screen and the second the bars on top and bottom try to appear the system boots out of the desktop and returns to the log on screen. I assume this is a crash of Xserver, but just guessing. Per another page I ran: lspci | grep VGAand returned:
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. KM400/KN400/P4M800 [S3 UniChrome] (rev 01)
I know - old machine Typing this from failsafe mode, would be great to hear from someone as to what I can do to get this working in normal mode again.
When I am at the login manager and enter the password and user and select KDE then the login manager just reloads itself and nothing happens.But when I select gnome, then I can login and everything works.I can start kde while logged in in gnome with "startkde", but then i have both desktop environments running
I am trying Xfce in my Ubuntu Karmic installation. I just logged out and I get the Xubuntu login screen. I prefer the GNOME one, and xubuntu-desktop sets Xfce as default. I tried editing /etc/x11/default-display-manager and it already says /usr/sbin/gdm.
Yesterday I did a successful upgrade to 10.04. Today, after a few hours of using and a few reboots, when I provide my password in GDM, the screen turns black and gets me back to the GDM. The same with recovery mode.When I turn onto the terminal I can't see any letters but a bunch of blurred lines on the top of the screen. In recovery mode the terminal works properly.GDM also works properly. Neither graphics, nor the resolution has changed.
I've just ran the upgrade from 9.10 to 10.04 via the online update manager. It rebooted and now hangs at the text screen before any graphical login screen appears. The last line on screen appears to show a failure to connect to a cifs share on my other windows computer.
I've tried to select the recovery menu, which then appears but the keyboard does not allow any of the options to be selected with the arrow keys or any other I tried, I've tried a ps2 keyboard and that doesn't allow any selections either. But it is possible to use ctrl-alt-del to reboot from this non responsive menu.
i've created a completely new user, so config files for fluxbox/unity/gnome cannot be the problem. when i try to login with this user in gdm, the screen goes black for a few seconds and gdm displays again. tried:
- new user without any gnome/unity/fluxbox config - tried "ubuntu", "ubuntu-classic", "ubuntu-classic without effects", and "ubuntu-classic safe mode" - did aptitude purge gdm & installed it again - nvidia module is loaded properly - no errors in /var/log/Xorg.0.log - login with NXCLIENT on this server works perfectly fine
Intermittently I seem to have no panels when I login to Gnome on my F12 install.I can fix it by "pkill -USR1 gnome-panel", but there's got to be a root cause for it.I've found loads of results on Google, but no solutions, mostly Ubuntu users (you never seem to get solutions from Ubuntu users!)
I have a problem concerning about NIS. I have set-up a NIS client, but I am not able to login as NIS-user by using GNOME or KDE login GUI. However, I was able to login as NIS-user by using a terminal that's open from a local account or root. Also the NFS seems working as well. This problem only occur on my new FC13 pc, and I don't have this problem on my FC10 pc. Both of my FC13 and FC10 PC have the same NFS and NIS setting.
I've just installed F14 64bit on my desktop and I tried to run Open Office Writer. As a result, GNOME crashed and the rendering of the desktop was messed up. I had to force a reboot, and now everytime I login the Open Office recover dialog causes a crash again. I suppose it has something to do with the opensource nvdia drivers and OO.o's toolkit but I can't look at it with the crash-on-login thingy there (I suppose I can install the closed source drivers from a tty now that I am thinking it again....)
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Uh... actually I can't install the closed source drivers. Yum finds no mirrors for rpmfusion >( ...or the Fedora repos :
To get my external display working on my laptop I need to run these commands after logging into gnome. I've tried .xprofile, .xsession and .Xsession and none of them seem to run. I also tried putting it in /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc.d/ however it didn't seem to respect the last command to set the external monitor as my primary output.
I'm not a fan of unity. Is there an advantage in upgrading or should I stick with 10.10 ? If I go with 11.04 should I upgrade or do a fresh install? Is there a way to make the gnome desktop the default, or do I have to select it every time.
I just upgraded to 10.04 from 9.04 and I cannot log in to the machine. I tried launching the on-screen keyboard but it just flashes and disappears. Anyone else having this issue?I also tried attaching a different USB keyboard, but that didn't work either.
I upgrade my system from 9.04 to 10.04, then when booting, I get the purple wallpaper and mouse, but nothing else, No login menu. I can hopefully connect to my system with ssh from another machine, I update everything, upgrade, etc etc, try to boot on recovery mode, and clean packages and so one...Nothing happens, still no login menu.
Recently I decided to upgrade my 10.04 installation the lazy way, by clicking the upgrade button instead of a clean install (32bit). Now, I can only get into Ubuntu with the recovery mode. If I let the system boot the normal way, I end up at the login screen where I (correctly) enter my password and then nothing else happens. I can move the mouse, the clock ticks on, and I can even use the restart button, etc. But the login screen stays gray and does nothing else, so no desktop. With recovery-mode I can use the failsafeX option to get into the desktop, everything works fine there. And even though it calls it a low-graphics environment or so, everything looks normal, its even my native resolution of 1440x900.
My first idea was some driver issue for my Ati Radeon HD 2600 Mobility card, so I looked into that. I've checked/done the following: - Installed the drivers manually (downloaded from AMD) - Uninstalled those drivers - Used aptitude to remove any fglrx things - Installed Jockey - Installed the drivers with Jockey - Removed the drivers with Jockey (Ive read this is the cleanest option) - "no drivers" at this point - Use generic/default X config, make specific X config (both from the failsafe X boot thing)
Nothing worked at all, booting still only works with recovery option and then the low graphics mode. Otherwise, it will just "hang" on the login part. When I boot first recovery mode, and then pick the resume option, I'll see some errors near the end of the booting process.
I've seen 2 errors which might be related to my issue: - "Unable to allocate crypto cipher with name [ecb(aes)]" (home is encrypted, and accessible with safe boot) - BUG: CPU#1 stuck for 61s!
Now, the second error seems to "match" with hanging at login. I login, something is stuck and churns the CPU... and never gets unstuck, so login just hangs there. However, I can't find any information related to that stuck CPU thing. Only changing PIDs and other numbers/stack traces, no processname or any other name to work with. So I'm at a loss here.
Big dump of possibly interesting part of kern.log: Code: Nov 26 20:31:25 lexmortis-laptop kernel: [44.572381] BUG: unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at 00000021 Nov 26 20:31:25 lexmortis-laptop kernel: [44.572386] IP: [<c027c1b0>] sysfs_delete_link+0x30/0x70 Nov 26 20:31:25 lexmortis-laptop kernel: [44.572397] *pdpt = 0000000035f29001 *pde = 0000000000000000 .....
Despite that with low graphics mode everything works, it seems to be a non-graphical issue here (stuck CPU on some process?). Unless I missed another option I can test for the graphics / drivers. ow I could find more info on stuck CPUs during boot?
I just finished the upgrade of 10.10 to 11.04, restarted and now i can't login anymore, i'm stuck in an endless login loop.
1) Boot 2) Xorg starts 3) I see my user, login 4) Screen goes black like it's loading 5) Loop back to login
It's not a password issue, i can login in command line It's not a profile issue cause i tried creating a new user from the command line and it still loops. I looks briefly at the /var/log/... but i couldn't find anything relevant,respond ASAP this is my work PC.
I thought it would be simple since it's a very simple a relatively new machine (2months ago)
I am running latest fc11. the startup sound (desktop-login.ogg) always plays distorted. it plays a chord or two, slight pause, plays another chord, etc.. skips about as much as it plays. i found if i run canberra-gtk-play with the ogg file from a terminal, it plays fine. i changed it to play /usr/share/sounds/startup3.wav, but it also plays distorted during startup. plays fine from a terminal or thru natilus. i have installed the pulse-audio through the "perfect" guide.