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After update of Fedora 18 screen blinks 4-5 times; no GDM

asked 2013-02-20 04:55:40 -0500

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updated 2013-07-13 01:38:15 -0500

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After the update to kernel 3.7.7 i can no longer login. The screen blinks 4 or 5 times and no gdm. This shows up in the gdm-slave log;

gdm-simple-slave[1537]: WARNING: Failed to give slave programs access to the display. Trying to proceed. gdm-launch-environment][1552]: pam_unix(gdm-launch-environment:session): session opened for user gdm by (uid=0) gdm-launch-environment][1552]: pam_unix(gdm-launch-environment:session): session closed for user gdm gdm-simple-slave[1537]: GLib-GObject-CRITICAL: g_object_ref: assertion object->ref_count > 0' failed gdm-simple-slave[1537]: GLib-GObject-CRITICAL: g_object_unref: assertionobject->ref_count > 0' failed and in the messages; dbus-daemon[803]: dbus[803]: [system] Rejected send message, 1 matched rules; type="method_call", sender=":1.4" (uid=0 pid=841 comm="/usr/sbin/gdm-binary ") interface="org.freedesktop.DBus.Properties" member="GetAll" error name="(unset)" requested_reply="0" destination=":1.56" (uid=0 pid=1633 comm="/usr/libexec/gdm-simple-slave --display-id /org/gn")

And in the messages;

dbus-daemon[803]: dbus[803]: [system] Rejected send message, 1 matched rules; type="method_call", sender=":1.4" (uid=0 pid=841 comm="/usr/sbin/gdm-binary ") interface="org.freedesktop.DBus.Properties" member="GetAll" error name="(unset)" requested_reply="0" destination=":1.56" (uid=0 pid=1633 comm="/usr/libexec/gdm-simple-slave --display-id /org/gn")

Xorg finishes without errors, i'm using the intel GPU

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I'm sorry, i can't help you anymore.

lnxslck gravatar imagelnxslck ( 2013-02-20 12:33:21 -0500 )edit

Anyone can???

Linuxghost gravatar imageLinuxghost ( 2013-02-22 10:31:50 -0500 )edit

Have you tried the answer given by FranciscoD?

lnxslck gravatar imagelnxslck ( 2013-02-22 10:35:14 -0500 )edit

Maybe sssd is not installed. Can you install it?

lnxslck gravatar imagelnxslck ( 2013-05-04 09:36:45 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-02-22 08:37:25 -0500

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There was a known bug I think that prevented gdm from starting. In a virtual terminal (ctrl alt f2), login as root and try:

systemctl restart gdm.service

This was fixed in an upgrade and should not occur with latest packages. Please update your system.

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Thank you FranciscoD! After the last time GDM worked about 5 updates flew by. The system was distro-synced after my upgrade as adviced. Today still up-to-date. I have restarted gdm.service a dozen times after each update; the errors persist.

Linuxghost gravatar imageLinuxghost ( 2013-02-22 10:37:42 -0500 )edit

Could be some files from the previous installation. Try: http://fedorasolved.org/Members/fenris02/postupgradecleanup

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2013-05-05 02:50:16 -0500 )edit
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answered 2013-05-03 10:21:37 -0500

This is probably the problem:

gdm-simple-slave[1030]: WARNING: Failed to give slave programs access to the display. Trying to proceed.

That error message is not helpful at all. In order to investigate why GDM can't be brought up, try to start X yourself. Then startx observe the output carefully. If it yells something about "missing library" do a yum distro-sync but with --disablerepo for all the external repositories.

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