kernel-3.15 series fail to load gnome desktop

Clyde E. Kunkel clydekunkel7734 at verizon.net
Thu Apr 17 02:32:10 UTC 2014


On Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:11:07 -0700
Adam Williamson <awilliam at redhat.com> wrote:

> On Wed, 2014-04-16 at 17:00 -0700, Adam Williamson wrote:
> > On Wed, 2014-04-16 at 17:41 -0600, Pete Travis wrote:
> > > On Apr 16, 2014 9:12 AM, "Clyde E. Kunkel"
> > > <clydekunkel7734 at verizon.net> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > With all of the kernels in the rawhide 3.15 series so far the
> > > > gnome desktop fails to load.  Kernels in the 3.14 series are
> > > > fine.
> > > >
> > > > All I can see is that the X server seems to start (ps -A | grep
> > > > Xorg returns a PID), but the Xorg.0.log is empty.  No obvious
> > > > failures in journalctl -xb.  I see gdm is started, but at this
> > > > point lots of disk activity but then nothing.  c-a-f2 gets me
> > > > to tty and I can login.  Top looks normal for a non-gnome
> > > > session.  Killing X sometimes brings up the GDM login, but
> > > > after entering password, just a blank screen and the Xorg log
> > > > file is still empty.
> > > >
> > > > Have tried every 3.15 kernel so far without luck.
> > > >
> > > > I don't see any obvious bz, and would be happy to enter one,
> > > > but don't know what information should be included.
> > > >
> > > > Any help appreciated.
> > > >
> > > > TIA
> > > > --
> > > >
> > > 
> > > I haven't had gdm display anything for the last several kernel
> > > updates , but I'm not convinced the kernel is at fault as older
> > > ones stopped gdm from working too.
> > > 
> > > GDM *thinks* it is working - `journalctl -u gdm` is where you can
> > > find the Xorg log output these days - but the vterm is black.
> > > Lightdm and sddm display, though poorly, and neither produce a
> > > working gnome session.
> > > 
> > > No one thing I've poked at so far appeared to be the cause, so I
> > > haven't complained. Good to know it is not just me ;)
> > 
> > Have you folks tried booting with enforcing=0 , just as a shot in
> > the dark?
> 
> Hum, actually - it looks like on my tablet, dropping 'rhgb quiet' from
> the cmdline helps (no 'enforcing=0' needed). Does that apply to
> others?

I don't have RHGB or quiet in the cmdline and selinux is disabled.



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