Fail on login after preupgrade F15->F16 (x86)

Darryl L. Pierce dpierce at
Wed Nov 9 14:35:56 UTC 2011

On Wed, Nov 09, 2011 at 09:16:29AM -0500, Darryl L. Pierce wrote:
> I've upgraded two systems since yesterday (my laptop and a desktop at
> work) to F16 from F15. Both are 64-bit systems and had no issues with
> the upgrade itself.
> On my laptop, after the upgrade, I was able to login locally without a
> problem.
> On the desktop, after the upgrade, I can't login at all locally. I put
> the system in runmode 3 and tried using startx to bring up the desktop.
> In that scenario I got the error that my video hardware is not able to
> handle Gnome 3's video requirements. This is interesting since it
> handled them in F15 without issue.
> What should I do to fix this?

I ended up having to completely reset my desktop, deleting .gconf*,
.config, .compiz, etc. and login was successful. But there's no 3D
acceleration on this system now.

Darryl L. Pierce, Sr. Software Engineer @ Red Hat, Inc.
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