Ubuntu Installation :: GNOME Failsafe Works But GNOME Doesn't - 10.04 Upgrade

May 27, 2010

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.

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Ubuntu Networking :: Wireless Wpa/wpe Doesn't Work On KDE But Works On Gnome

Mar 22, 2010

I've recently installed KDE 4.4.1 just to try on a Dell 1545 laptop with Ubuntu 9.10 previously installed.

My problem is that the wireless connection works just perfectly with nm-applet under Gnome, but when I login on KDE and ask KNetworkManager to connect to the same network as before, it can't finish the connection.

When I choose the connection the program asks for my passphrase, I type it and then it just sticks on "activating network" and nothing happens.

My experience with KDE is zero, so I don't even know where to start looking. I'd even tried to kill KNetworkManager and try to replace it with nm-applet, but I think there's a daemon that restarts it immediately.

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OpenSUSE :: ATI Drivers Works On Kde And Doesn't Work On Gnome?

Feb 18, 2010

Trying out opensuse with gnome.. why ATI drivers works on kde, and doesn't work on Gnome? Fells like theres no installed drivers at all :/


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OpenSUSE Install :: 11.4 - Normal Boot Works - Failsafe Doesn't

Jul 6, 2011

In summary, after updating from 11.2 through 11.3 to 11.4, normal boot works fine, failsafe mode hangs with two fatal errors - "Module atiixp not found" and "Module ide-pci-generic not found". i would like to fix this a) so I have a recovery position b) so I learn a little more. As 11.2 has gone out of support I decided to embark on the upgrades to 11.3 then 11.4 using the zypper method described on this site. I think failsafe boot worked ok with the original 11.2 install, but I never had to use it in anger, so I can't be 100% sure. I did not test failsafe in 11.3, just checked that the typical cd set of applications seemed ok before proceeding with the upgrade to 11.4.

I have an AMD processor, chip set and an ATI 3800 series graphics card, so I added the ATI repositories for 11.3 and 11.4 as i worked through the upgrades. At 11.4 there were some graphics glitches during normal and failsafe boot which were successfully fixed by adding "nomodeset" to both boot options. Normal boot works fine but failsafe boot hangs with the error messages above. Searching for failsafe boot errors is unhelpful since, in all cases I have checked, normal boot fails too. I did try removing "Xfailsafe" from the failsafe options which produced no change.

I am guessing that, in failsafe mode, the ATI drivers are not loaded into the kernel and the idea is to default to some safer drivers which, in my case, are not present for some reason. However, there seems to be little information on the origin or purposes of atiixp so I don't know how to go about fixing this. I have not really researched the generic pci driver issue, but I am guessing that this is a fall back when the expected atiixp is missing.

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Ubuntu :: GNOME - Failsafe - Cannot Log In

Jan 1, 2010

After using my computer a few days ago, I tried to turn it on again yesterday, and I was unable to boot. After some Googling (on my mobile) and a few Grub bash commands, I was able to boot, but now I cannot log in. Neither normal Gnome nor XTerm work, and Failsafe is all that I can log into. Above that, every time I log in, I get the following message:

Quote: Error activating XKB configuration. It can happen under various circumstances:

- a bug in libxklavier library
- a bug in X server (xkbcomp, xmodmap utilities)
- X server with incompatible libxkbfile implementation

X server version data: The X.Org Foundation 10604000

If you report this situation as a bug, please include:

- The result of xprop -root | grep XKB
- The result of gconftool-2 -R /desktop/gnome/peripherals/keyboard/kbd


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Debian Multimedia :: SOUND - Line In Works But Doesn't Appear In Gnome Setup

Jun 4, 2015

I am runnig Jessie with the default GNOME. Every thing has been perfectly smooth, but for the audio line in. First you should now the same hardware was working well with Wheezy. Then the hardware card is RealTek ALC887-VD and I am using the analogic part (both for in and out lines).

Below I will write some command results, but first, it seems important to describe the problem. I can hear the audio line in. If I blow in a mic, I definitelly hear the sound of it in the output. With alsamixer I can toggle the line in level and it works fine. By the way, with pavucontrol, it is the same I have access to the line in. but when I look in the Gnome setting for the sound, input, no card is available, then no volume setting is available.

--> as a result, I can't record the sound from the mic. it is sent directly to the output without been taken into account in the system. So no comment on video making, no skype …

On the web, the problem is always "no sound with this card" "No sound after upgrade to Jessie"… but Card is working fine but no seen on a upper level…

Code: Select allroot@Desktop:~# lsmod |grep snd
snd_hda_codec_realtek    67127  1
snd_hda_codec_generic    63142  1 snd_hda_codec_realtek
snd_hda_codec_hdmi     45118  1
snd_hda_intel          26327  12


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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Can Only Boot Failsafe Gnome Mode 9.10?

Mar 9, 2010

last week I did an update and it may or may not be tied to the fact that now I can only login to Failsafe Gnome mode. I'm running Ubuntu 9.10 - Karmic Koala. I've had Ubuntu for a year but I'm not that familiar with it.

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Ubuntu :: 10.04 - Boot Up In Failsafe GNOME Without Clicking It Every Time?

Aug 11, 2010

When I turn on my desktop and log in to Lucid Lynx, I can only use it with "Failsafe GNOME" turned on. If the Normal GNOME is on instead, it literally freezes every single time, within about 4secs-1 minute of use. is there a way I can boot up in failsafe GNOME without clicking it every time?

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Fedora :: Gnome 3 Goes To Failsafe With Multiple Screens

May 30, 2011

This happen on a samsung NC10 (graphic chip: Intel 945GME). When I boot linux + gnome3 and no external screen is attached to my laptop, then, gnome 3 boots with the gnome shell (gnome 3 shell). If, at this stage (when logged in), I plug an external monitor to the laptop (and configure it using the monitor config tool), then I can run gnome 3 shell on my external monitor as well... BUT:

If I log in when the external screen is already plugged in, then gnome boots in fallback mode... with other words: Gnome3 seems to be able to run the graphic+screen with gnome 3, but the "fallback" detection seems not to beleive so...

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Ubuntu :: Gnome Failsafe Login - Desktop Not Load Properly

Jan 28, 2011

Recently I changes settings on Ubuntu Desktop and I choose gnome failsafe login, hence everything loads nice except when the user accounts is load it only appears the background and the terminal. Is there anyway to have the desktop back the way it was with the complete gui interface?

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Ubuntu :: Gnom Doent Boot Only Xterm Session And Failsafe Gnome?

Mar 31, 2010

my when i boot my ubuntu 8.10 i get only xterm failsafe ,however failsafe Gnome does open , i have tried several solutions from the web such as deleting .profile file and some other solutions but none works.here's my .xsession-errors file

/etc/gdm/Xsessin: beginning session setup...
/etc/gdm/Xsession: Executing default failed ,will try to run x-terminal-emulator

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Ubuntu :: Disable Failsafe Gnome And / Or Unlock Login Preference Window

Jul 9, 2010

when i called up the login screen to change to automatic login, i apparently changed my preference from GNOME to Failsafe GNOME (knew i made an extra click but didn't know where, dumb, i know). with Failsafe the network manager applet and all the other default prefs disappeared. the worst is that i can't connect to wireless without the nm.

these are preferences, right? you should be able to go right back anytime and change them but now when i go settings > admin > login the window is locked. only the unlock button is lit up and that won't budge. so as the thread title says, how do i unlock login preference window and/or disable Failsafe Gnome?

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Jun 10, 2009

I upgraded Fedora 10 to Fedora 11 via preupgrade. And now system succesfully boot, but Gnome doesn't starts (i think). There is only black screen and I can only write there.

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CentOS 5 :: 5.2 (native) - Gnome Dektop Munged Slightly Due To Attempted Gnome Upgrade

Mar 11, 2009

Against all advice in Centos docs, I built and installed several gnome packages in order to upgrade to the latest Gnumeric. Among them were: fontconfig, pango, gtk+, cairo, glib. goffice, pixman, tiff, and atk. Afterwards, I got missing fonts with some apps, but the biggest problem is interference with my Vmware Workstation GUIs. Yesterday I removed all the libraries I installed hoping to recover. Now things are better, but when I open a terminal on the desktop it opens jammed in the upper-left corner with the top grab bar out of reach of the mouse. Before I remove the ~/.gnome* directories, how to restore things?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Upgrade From 10.10 To 11.04 But Keep Gnome?

Jul 3, 2011

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.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Dual Session Gnome Kde How To Upgrade?

Mar 19, 2010

is ther someone so gentle to tell me if the two desktops i have installed on my machine, which are the hardy heron gnome and kde are two separate identities? i need to know this as today i was offered by the update manager in kde to upgrade to the new release. i do not know if upgrading the kubuntu side, will affect and perhaps mess up the ubuntu side too. can i upgrade to the new release or have i better to wait for the next long term release of ubuntu?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Does The Upgrade Replace Gnome With Unity?

Apr 28, 2011

I am running Maverick Meerkat now, and will think about upgrading to Natty next week. I have a question--I run GNOME as the environment now, and if I do upgrade, will Natty replace it with UNITY?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Upgrade Manager Wants To Remove Gnome

May 3, 2011

Upgrade Manager wants to remove 'gnome' & 'gnome-desktop-environment,' and doesn't want to replace it with anything else. It appears that this will completely hose my Gnome UI and 'force' me to use Unity.

Is this what's going to happen?

This could hose my whole OS... What can I do?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Unity/Gnome Does Not Start After 10.10 To 11.04 Upgrade?

May 18, 2011

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 11.04. Most of the upgrade went well except for one package (mpd). Ubuntu rebooted and went into a sexy-ish minimal grub. I launched Ubuntu, everything went fine. The only thing I can't seem to get working is Unity/Gnome. When I log on with kdm and choose 'default' or Ubuntu Classic, everything loads fine except for the taskbar/whatever interface. (I usually run wmfs instead of kde/gnome and I'm not sure which interface is currently installed right now. I have both kubuntu-desktop and ubuntu. )

I can still, however, right click and see my desktop/desktop icons. The only thing that does not load is the gnome/unity interface itself. I need it to manage my fonts to fix my wmfs fonts that got screwed up. (I'm using a bitmap font and it doesn't work unless I activate whatever settings I have to activate. )

I am not home right now and this was written on a phone. I apologize if this whole post seems confusing/total blabber. edit: Ubuntu Classic works fine, but Ubuntu/Default does not automatically launc the Unity interface.

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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...

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Ubuntu Installation :: Language-pack-gnome-fr Won't Upgrade / Make It Possible?

Jun 24, 2011

I can't find how to fill a bug or ask a question on launchpad (there are only answers!), so I do it here.

I have the language-pack-gnome-fr installed in Lucid x64. Since yesterday there's an update, but it won't install code...

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Mar 2, 2010

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Ubuntu Installation :: Only Failsafe Brings Up Panel/desktop After Lucid Upgrade

May 25, 2010

I've recently upgraded to Lucid, [url]

E.g., if I log in to a normal Gnome session, I have no panel or any controls whatsoever, just the desktop background and nothing else. Mouse works, but no mouse click of any sort brings up any menu. The only keystroke combo that works is CTRL-ALT-DEL which lets me cleanly reboot.

Logging in to Gnome-Failsafe works fine (that's where I am now). Even if I reconfigure the graphics in failsafe, however, it doesn't seem to fix the problem next reboot.

First question: What do I have to do to copy the working Gnome-failsafe info to Gnome regular?

Second question: What should I do to start the graphic config again from scratch? I'm guessing my problem might have something to do with my having an older Nvidia card and getting conflicts between the proprietary drivers and the 'nouveau' open source drivers, and my current efforts to fix things have probably left a mess of config files somewhere, but I'm not entirely up on how these things are configured nowadays, and understand that /etc/X11/xorg.conf isn't all there is to it anymore. (I used to know how to muck about with this stuff, but because the Ubuntu developers have done such fabulous work in getting things so they 'just work', users like me have had the luxury of not having to worry about figuring it out ourselves for quite a while; thanks are definitely in order there!)

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Aug 6, 2011

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Jun 9, 2010

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).

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Jun 21, 2011

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.

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Jan 13, 2011

i installed debian cd 1 on a school's computer however, some administration tools are missing (like add/remove programs...) , i tried to install the full gnome but the installation doesn't start

Pmaison:/home/pmaison# aptitude install gnome Lecture des listes de paquets... Fait Construction de l'arbre des dpendances Lecture des informations d'tat... Fait Lecture de l'information d'tat tendu nitialisation de l'tat des paquets... Fait Lecture des descriptions de tches... Fait Pas de version candidate trouve pour gnome....

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May 28, 2011

Today I've tried upgrade from F14 to F15 using preupgrade,after reboot,gnome3 can response nothing,but kde and fvwm is ok. how can i do to rescue gnome?

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Feb 23, 2011

I just did a distribution upgrade on my laptop from 9.1 to 10.04, and it went fine for the most part except this issue. After it boots up, I don't see any window titles/scrollbars/borders and on clicking the icon for "Show desktop" on the bottom left, I see the following error message:

"Your window manager does not support the show desktop button, or you are not running a window manager."

After googling a bit, I realized that gnome-wm is not starting automatically and so I have to manually start each time to see the windows working properly. Can somebody tell me if there is a way to make sure that gnome-wm starts automatically? I know I can put it in my .bashrc but I want to do it the correct way if possible. If not, I will have to go with that workaround.

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May 14, 2010

I just did a distribution upgrade on my laptop from 9.1 to 10.04, and it went fine for the most part except this issue. After it boots up, I don't see any window titles/scrollbars/borders and on clicking the icon for "Show desktop" on the bottom left I see the following error message: "Your window manager does not support the show desktop button, or you are not running a window manager."

After googling a bit, I realized that gnome-wm is not starting automatically and so I have to manually start each time to see the windows working properly. Can somebody tell me if there is a way to make sure that gnome-wm starts automatically? I know I can put it in my .bashrc but I want to do it the correct way if possible. If not, I will have to go with that workaround

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