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Fedora 19: Gnome failure on dconf session-name update to gnome-fallback

asked 2013-09-12 13:43:13 -0500

sumitshining gravatar image

updated 2013-09-12 19:47:20 -0500

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I wanted to use classic gnome so followed a link and changed the session name to gnome-fallback. As I did a log out and wished to login again, it fails. Some error like 'failed to load' is displayed. I tried setting session-name back to gnome using dconf from command line login using,

dconf write /org/gnome/desktop/session/session-name '"gnome:"'


gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.session session-name '"gnome:"'

But both fail.

What shall I do. Please suggest. Its urgent.

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Check the file /usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas/org.gnome.desktop.session.gschema.xml for errors.

Amit Caleechurn gravatar imageAmit Caleechurn ( 2013-09-12 14:21:51 -0500 )edit

Thanks Francisco. I used "dbus-launch dconf write /org/gnome/desktop/session/session-name '"gnome:"' " to fix it.

sumitshining gravatar imagesumitshining ( 2013-09-17 01:18:39 -0500 )edit

If you are a stupid moron like me who spent hours trying to fix this, please note that the above will not work if you login as root first and then do su otheruser. Seems like you need to log in as the non-root user right from the start (assuming your root does not have dconf/desktop settings that is).

iforce2d gravatar imageiforce2d ( 2014-07-29 02:33:42 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-09-12 14:27:02 -0500

Amit Caleechurn gravatar image

Once you fix the schema, run yum install gnome-classic-session and logout to be presented with the classic session (what you consider to be a fall-back session).

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answered 2013-09-12 19:44:25 -0500

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Reset the schema using gsetting reset.... By the way, this isn't how you use gnome-classic.

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