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Fedora 25 GDM stuck in login loop

asked 2017-01-18 23:17:27 -0500

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I'm having a weird problem with Fedora 25 on both my desktop workstation and macbook pro. I have installed on Fedora on both and this just started to happen. Steps I've already taken are chowning the home/user directory, checked my .profile, .bashrc, .bash_profile, and scaled them down to basic (original installed version) of those, checked environment file (which I don't have), reinstalled both GDM and Gnome-session, that did work once, on my desktop, but then I rebooted and it started the loop again, I finally set Fedora to automatically log me in by setting the variable in /etc/custom.conf, and that is working on the desktop (so far) but it doesn't work on the MBP.

I had to finally set MBP to multi-user target and just login from the text screen and run startx which is the only way to get into the GUI. I haven't done this to the desktop but will if I have to, I can't find anything else to try and get GDM working.

Any suggestions? Was there an update within the last week to GDM that may have caused this? Anyone having this issue?

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I'm having the same issue, after login to GNOME (Wayland or Xorg, both) goes to black screen and returns to login. I ended installing cinnamon and it runs ok.

I'm not sure how to troubleshoot gdm issues.

iax gravatar imageiax ( 2017-02-08 18:55:42 -0500 )edit

Here the same after an update on 6 march on my laptop. No user can login , even root , and gets the login screen again. I can get a text based login via Ctlr+Alt+F2 and after dnf upgrade (nothing todo) the situation remains.

aadt gravatar imageaadt ( 2017-03-06 13:35:01 -0500 )edit

I am having the same issue, I've probably made a duplicate here:

Lukas Nagy gravatar imageLukas Nagy ( 2017-03-06 15:55:02 -0500 )edit

After today's update i'm having the same issue. I can login with Gnome Classic though.

shtajiryan gravatar imageshtajiryan ( 2017-03-06 17:50:04 -0500 )edit

I have the same issue. I can login with Gnome Classic though.

killerpapy gravatar imagekillerpapy ( 2017-03-07 05:55:45 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-03-09 14:22:48 -0500

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Latest update fixed the issue for me as well.

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answered 2017-03-08 12:21:18 -0500

aadt gravatar image

After the dnf update on 8 march 19:00 CET I can log-in into Gnome again.

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