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Fedora 27 freezes after login

asked 2017-12-06 23:00:04 -0500

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updated 2017-12-08 21:05:01 -0500

Occasionally, after selecting my username, entering password and clicking login, i get stuck at a frozen gray screen which doesn't respond to any input. I'm running fedora 27 on gnome with wayland disabled and using the nvidia drivers for a gtx1060. On the occasions that this doesn't happen, everything seems to be working great. When it does, I have to power off computer with the power button and power back on. Any ideas what could cause this behavior??

OK, probably should have done this from the start, but below are my /var/log/Xorg.1.log and /var/log/Xorg.1.log.old. I noticed some weird got pause messages from systemd-logind in the .old file, but I'm not really sure what to make of these. Hopefully someone can use this info to help me narrow down a cause. (Sorry, I can't attach files, so these are just incredibly long blocks of code......)


[    13.844] _XSERVTransSocketUNIXCreateListener: ...SocketCreateListener() failed
[    13.844] _XSERVTransMakeAllCOTSServerListeners: server already running
[    13.844] (--) Log file renamed from "/var/log/" to "/var/log/Xorg.1.log"
[    13.844] 
X.Org X Server 1.19.5
Release Date: 2017-10-12
[    13.844] X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
[    13.844] Build Operating System:  4.12.9-300.fc26.x86_64 
[    13.845] Current Operating System: Linux Mike-Laptop 4.13.16-302.fc27.x86_64 #1 SMP Thu Nov 30 15:33:36 UTC 2017 x86_64
[    13.845] Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-4.13.16-302.fc27.x86_64 root=UUID=c71e3b1d-4bb4-483b-8c33-616a59502613 ro rd.driver.blacklist=nouveau modprobe.blacklist=nouveau nvidia-drm.modeset=1 rhgb quiet LANG=en_US.UTF-8 elevator=deadline
[    13.845] Build Date: 12 October 2017  07:35:27PM
[    13.845] Build ID: xorg-x11-server 1.19.5-1.fc27 
[    13.845] Current version of pixman: 0.34.0
[    13.845]    Before reporting problems, check
    to make sure that you have the latest version.
[    13.845] Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
    (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
    (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
[    13.845] (==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.1.log", Time: Fri Dec  8 18:48:50 2017
[    13.845] (==) Using config directory: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d"
[    13.845] (==) Using system config directory "/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d"
[    13.845] (==) No Layout section.  Using the first Screen section.
[    13.845] (==) No screen section available. Using defaults.
[    13.845] (**) |-->Screen "Default Screen Section" (0)
[    13.845] (**) |   |-->Monitor "<default monitor="">"
[    13.845] (==) No monitor specified for screen "Default Screen Section".
    Using a default monitor configuration.
[    13.845] (==) Automatically adding devices
[    13.845] (==) Automatically enabling devices
[    13.845] (==) Automatically adding GPU devices
[    13.845] (==) Automatically binding GPU devices
[    13.845] (==) Max clients allowed: 256, resource mask: 0x1fffff
[    13.845] (==) FontPath set to:
[    13.845] (==) ModulePath set to "/usr/lib64/xorg/modules"
[    13.845] (II) The server relies on udev to provide the list of input devices.
    If no devices become available ...
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Use a terminal via ctl-F2, look in the /var/log/messages log and /var/log/ Try another desktop manager, e.g., LightDM, KDM.

robbiethek gravatar imagerobbiethek ( 2017-12-07 14:42:46 -0500 )edit

On one of the times that it does work, have you examined previous logs, to see what might be causing the strange behaviour?

SteveEbey73701 gravatar imageSteveEbey73701 ( 2017-12-07 17:16:33 -0500 )edit

I have the exact same problem with a very similar scenario. I bought a new motherboard and CPU so decided to reinstall F27 from scratch after doing a back up of home and other important files. The also am using the nvidia drivers from rpmfusion. I have found that if I remove 'rhbg' by editing the grub boot string that I do get get the freezes. If the freeze happens, both the keyboard and mouse become inoperative with the OS so opening a terminal is not possible.

brad gravatar imagebrad ( 2017-12-17 14:09:47 -0500 )edit

I solved freeze issue by removed screencast extension located in ~/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions , ref:

林果皞 gravatar image林果皞 ( 2018-01-08 00:32:45 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-12-11 14:37:37 -0500

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So, I switched to LightDM, and after a few days of use, still no freezing. The issue seems to be with GDM, however I actually really like LightDM. I have always used GDM and never knew what I was missing. The ease with which you can customize LightDM is Awesome!!! So, for me, switching the DM is an acceptable solution. Still unsure what caused the issue in GDM in the first place, but I'm happy just not using GDM. Thanks for the suggestions guys!!

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