On 02/06/2018 09:27 PM, Dave Close wrote:
I have two systems that were recently upgraded from Fedora 26 to 27
using DNF system-upgrade. Both were successfully running a KDE desktop
for several generations previously, including on F26. In both cases,
after the upgrade, starting KDE showed the splash screen and then
a blank screen with only a pointer cursor. The keyboard and mouse
worked but the screen remained blank. Both systems are set to start
in systemd's multi-user mode; KDE is started with the startx command.
This is likely a problem. Why don't you use the graphical target mode?
I expect that the xinit is not starting everything that needs to be
running. You could try running "systemctl start sddm" to start the
The logs haven't given me any clue as to the cause of the
problem. I have now run "startx &>logfile" hoping that might tell
me something. After the blank screen appeared, I killed xinit and
Xorg from a different console. The logfile is included below in the
hope it might spark some insight from the group.
xauth: file /home/dave/.serverauth.1517 does not exist
X.Org X Server 1.19.6
Release Date: 2017-12-20
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
Build Operating System: 4.14.11-300.fc27.x86_64
Current Operating System: Linux dc7800.compata.com
4.14.16-300.fc27.x86_64 #1 SMP Wed
Jan 31 19:24:27 UTC 2018 x86_64
Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=/vmlinuz-4.14.16-300.fc27.x86_64
root=/dev/mapper/fedora_dc7800-root ro rd.lvm.lv=fedora_dc7800/root
rd.lvm.lv=fedora_dc7800/swap vconsole.font=latarcyrheb-sun16 biosdevname=0 net.ifnames=0
Build Date: 10 January 2018 11:00:12PM
Build ID: xorg-x11-server 1.19.6-2.fc27
Current version of pixman: 0.34.0
Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
to make sure that you have the latest version.
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/home/dave/.local/share/xorg/Xorg.0.log", Time: Tue Feb 6
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
(==) Using config directory: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d"
(==) Using system config directory "/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d"
At this point X is running.
startkde: Starting up...
dbus-update-activation-environment: warning: error sending to systemd:
org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.Spawn.ChildExited: Process org.freedesktop.systemd1 exited with
Potentially an issue, I don't know what it's trying to do.
OpenGL vendor string: Intel Open Source
OpenGL renderer string: Mesa DRI Intel(R) Q35
OpenGL version string: 1.4 Mesa 17.2.4
OpenGL shading language version string: 1.20
GPU class: i915/i945
OpenGL version: 1.4
GLSL version: 1.20
Mesa version: 17.2.4
Linux kernel version: 4.14.16
Requires strict binding: yes
GLSL shaders: limited
Texture NPOT support: yes
Virtual Machine: no
Maybe the window manager starting up.
(II) AIGLX: Suspending AIGLX clients for VT switch
This is where you switched to another console.
(krb5-auth-dialog:2069): libnotify-WARNING **: Failed to connect to
(krb5-auth-dialog:2069): KrbAuthDialog-WARNING **: Failed to read server caps
(krb5-auth-dialog:2069): KrbAuthDialog-WARNING **: Unsupported cache type for
(krb5-auth-dialog:2069): KrbAuthDialog-CRITICAL **: monitor_ccache: assertion
'ccache_name != NULL' failed
With no timestamps it's hard to tell if this happened before you killed
things. Are you using Kerberos on the system?
XIO: fatal IO error 11 (Resource temporarily unavailable) on X server ":0"
after 27 requests (27 known processed) with 0 events remaining.
You killed the X server.
klauncher: Exiting on signal 1
Unexpected response from KInit (response = 0).
startkde: Could not start ksmserver. Check your installation.
-- I think this is where KDE hung and the following is after I killed it.
Error: Can't open display: :0
KCrash: Application 'ksmserver' crashing...
KCrash: Attempting to start /usr/libexec/drkonqi from kdeinit
Warning: connect() failed: : No such file or directory
KCrash: Attempting to start /usr/libexec/drkonqi directly
Could not connect to D-Bus server: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NoServer: Failed to
connect to socket /tmp/dbus-SJIFqD8xwP: Connection refused
startkde: Shutting down...
kdeinit5_wrapper: Warning: connect(/run/user/1000/kdeinit5__0) failed: : No such file
Error: Can not contact kdeinit5!
xprop: unable to open display ':0'
xprop: unable to open display ':0'
And everything else fails after that.
I'm pretty sure you're just missing some piece because of how you're
starting it. Gnome and KDE are really not designed to be started this way.