awilliam at redhat.com
Mon Feb 28 06:25:14 UTC 2011
On Sun, 2011-02-27 at 23:06 -0600, Jason D. Clinton wrote:
> , running 'startx'
> from a vt just gives me a blank background. I'm posting this
> from Xfce.
> Don't know the root cause but using the fallback force method posted
> by mclasen will get you in to fallback mode until it's fixed.
The root cause turned out to be at-spi2 breakage. Again.
I don't want this to come across the wrong way, but this:
really doesn't make me happy. See caillon's comment starting "Note that
in order to get things working, one needs to disable a11y" - which makes
it clear that he knows, unless you manually disable a feature by using
an arcane command or by removing a package, GNOME will fail to run at
all...yet he gives the update +1 karma? This really isn't how the update
approval system is supposed to work. If you (corporate 'you', Fedora
desktop team) know about such a critical bug, you should fix it and edit
the update. Unless this gets fixed soon, we are in a state where anyone
who installs the Alpha and does an update will find their system
apparently utterly broken (it boots to a crashing gdm and if you boot to
'runlevel 3' and do startx, GNOME fails to run). I know we're in early
pre-release state and we don't guarantee anything, but it doesn't really
excuse submitting and then pushing to 'stable' code you know to be badly
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