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Gnome login corrupt

asked 2013-11-24 13:55:21 -0600

sfairchild gravatar image

updated 2014-02-13 17:07:46 -0600

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Whenever I hit the login screen, there's a bunch of triangles and I can hardly read anything. But soon after logging in, mostly everything is fine, except for some fonts.

Here's my graphics card.

01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RS690M [Radeon Xpress 1200/1250/1270]

It does this in gnome 3.8 and 3.10, but didn't do it in earlier versions.

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Does entering tty (Ctrl-Alt-F2) and running sudo systemctl restart gdm.service help?

wilf gravatar imagewilf ( 2013-11-24 14:45:49 -0600 )edit

No.. it's only in the login manager.

sfairchild gravatar imagesfairchild ( 2013-11-24 15:26:27 -0600 )edit

Yes, but the command should restart the login manager - also useful if it freezes.

wilf gravatar imagewilf ( 2013-11-26 13:41:32 -0600 )edit

I too have this problem. I have tried this fix at the login screen, but doesn't work. It does fix the problem, however, after I login and then run the command in the tty session. Any way to point me in the right direction for a fix other then this?

dontbejeff gravatar imagedontbejeff ( 2013-12-29 21:07:55 -0600 )edit

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answered 2015-11-20 09:45:52 -0600

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This is an old question, but maybe someone finds it anyway...

If the Gnome login/display manager (gdm) doesn't work for you, you can easily install another login manager and use that instead.

# dnf install lightdm
# systemctl disable gdm
# systemctl enable lightdm

Then log out and restart your login manager or reboot the system.

If you hit other issues with the new login manager, you can switch to a text console at any time using Ctrl+Shift+F2, log in as root (or you and sudo -s) and install and switch to yet another login manager.

# dnf install lxdm
# systemctl disable lightdm
# systemctl enable lxdm

Or switch back to GDM:

# systemctl enable gdm
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