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F16 gnome shell crash on login

asked 2011-12-20 13:36:41 -0600

aatdark gravatar image

updated 2011-12-25 17:31:14 -0600

i experience quite regular gnome-shell crashes. [about once every 4 logins]


  1. Create new User without gnome shell extentions
  2. login
  3. delay of about 14sec
  4. "Oh no. Something has gone wrong. Try logout" Message
  5. Logout
  6. Login (this time it always works)

i'm new to fedora and the automatic bugreport does not show an line for these sort of crash. i have an nvidia graphics card and haven't installed proprietary drivers.

I have disabled SELinux with enforce=no in grub and SELINUX=permissive in /etc/sysconfig/selinux

.xsessions LOG

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Can you maybe create a new user and see if this is reproducible? You can also check the ~/.xsession-errors file which should have some information on the crash.

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2011-12-21 02:43:39 -0600 )edit

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answered 2011-12-22 02:41:26 -0600

mether gravatar image

You might want to file a bug report or provide the details requested here

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answered 2012-02-06 04:48:01 -0600

How to know what are the fonts available in Ubuntu? I have seen a thread here There also told to install the Tweaker Tool.

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answered 2011-12-23 05:59:43 -0600

i've got a similar problem, but i can't launch any session at all. Hopefully i'm posting from another system on my computer.


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answered 2012-01-16 08:51:52 -0600

replicated here too, same issue admin or not, gnome error hangs the whole desktop session, until you either kill the task reporter popup, or try another login, somtime the other login fails with wrong password, but you can still use hotkeys to open a terminal and sudo a gnome app, this can then be used via alt tab to gain control over the desktop

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answered 2012-01-21 22:43:09 -0600

If you don't have proprietary nvidia drivers installed, and its assumed don't have compiz installed as well, gnome 3 is 'buggy' about some of its options. Have you thought of adding nomodeset to your grub2 menu.lst kernel parameter line; example /boot/grub2/menu.lst file section;

title Fedora ( root (hd0,0) kernel /vmlinuz- ..(other parameters) ....nomodeset initrd /initramfs-

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