F16: No complete gnome3 desktop after logging in (gdm problem?)

Jurgen Kramer gtmkramer at xs4all.nl
Fri Aug 19 09:51:56 UTC 2011

On Fri, 2011-08-19 at 11:00 +0200, Joachim Backes wrote:
> Somebody sees these F16 issues too?
> After having booted into F16 and logging in into a gnome3(gnome-shell) 
> session, the desktop remains uncomplete: No gnome-shell title bar 
> (missing the activities button,...). There is only one workaround:
> Logging in on a tty as root and kill gdm manually. After this if 
> re-logging in with the gdm prompt , the desktop is properly opened.
> Addionally, there is a very long delay on the gdm window between 
> entering the password and getting the complete gnome-shell desktop 
> environment (about 10-15 secs). (I remember that I saw this phenomenon 
> too in the very first F15 days).
> Kind regards
Same thing happened to me this morning. A reboot later it worked as
There are a lot of updates waiting but those won't install due to broken


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