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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:13 am    Post subject: Blank screen on boot gnome SOLVED Reply with quote

Fresh installed Gentoo Systemd Gnome system.
On boot a blank screen with a cursor in the upper left corner.
I can via Ctrl/Alt/F2 logon as root.
systemctl stop gdm
systemctl start gdm
gdm starts up and I can logon with my normal user into gnome.

Already tried to disable gdm and reenable it. no luck.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2021 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

from time to time gdm starts up normally.
Could it be a timing problem.

And a very healthy year.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any errors in xorg.log?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2021 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Banana,

Noting appears in xorg.log, when blank screen.
Bur when te system starts normally (once in 10 time) then of course the log exists, and looks very clean.
In the journalclt of the bad scenario I see following messages that do not appear in the good scenario.
Code:
Jan 02 12:39:01 localhost /usr/libexec/gdm-wayland-session[1378]: dbus-daemon[1378]: [session uid=997 pid=1378] Activating service name='org.freedesktop.systemd1' requested by ':1.1' (uid=997 pid=1379 comm="/usr/libexec/gnome-session-binary --autostart /usr" label="kernel")
Jan 02 12:39:01 localhost /usr/libexec/gdm-wayland-session[1378]: dbus-daemon[1378]: [session uid=997 pid=1378] Activated service 'org.freedesktop.systemd1' failed: Process org.freedesktop.systemd1 exited with status 1
Jan 02 12:39:01 localhost /usr/libexec/gdm-wayland-session[1378]: dbus-daemon[1378]: [session uid=997 pid=1378] Activating service name='org.freedesktop.systemd1' requested by ':1.2' (uid=997 pid=1379 comm="/usr/libexec/gnome-session-binary --autostart /usr" label="kernel")
Jan 02 12:39:01 localhost /usr/libexec/gdm-wayland-session[1378]: dbus-daemon[1378]: [session uid=997 pid=1378] Activated service 'org.freedesktop.systemd1' failed: Process org.freedesktop.systemd1 exited with status 1
Jan 02 12:39:01 localhost gnome-session[1379]: gnome-session-binary[1379]: WARNING: Falling back to non-systemd startup procedure due to error: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.Spawn.ChildExited: Process org.freedesktop.systemd1 exited with status 1
Jan 02 12:39:01 localhost gnome-session-binary[1379]: WARNING: Falling back to non-systemd startup procedure due to error: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.Spawn.ChildExited: Process org.freedesktop.systemd1 exited with status 1
Jan 02 12:39:01 localhost /usr/libexec/gdm-wayland-session[1378]: dbus-daemon[1378]: [session uid=997 pid=1378] Activating service name='org.freedesktop.systemd1' requested by ':1.2' (uid=997 pid=1379 comm="/usr/libexec/gnome-session-binary --autostart /usr" label="kernel")
Jan 02 12:39:01 localhost /usr/libexec/gdm-wayland-session[1378]: dbus-daemon[1378]: [session uid=997 pid=1378] Activated service 'org.freedesktop.systemd1' failed: Process org.freedesktop.systemd1 exited with status 1
Jan 02 12:39:01 localhost /usr/libexec/gdm-wayland-session[1378]: dbus-daemon[1378]: [session uid=997 pid=1378] Activating service name='org.freedesktop.systemd1' requested by ':1.2' (uid=997 pid=1379 comm="/usr/libexec/gnome-session-binary --autostart /usr" label="kernel")
Jan 02 12:39:01 localhost /usr/libexec/gdm-wayland-session[1378]: dbus-daemon[1378]: [session uid=997 pid=1378] Activated service 'org.freedesktop.systemd1' failed: Process org.freedesktop.systemd1 exited with status 1
Jan 02 12:39:01 localhost /usr/libexec/gdm-wayland-session[1378]: dbus-daemon[1378]: [session uid=997 pid=1378] Activating service name='org.freedesktop.systemd1' requested by ':1.2' (uid=997 pid=1379 comm="/usr/libexec/gnome-session-binary --autostart /usr" label="kernel")
Jan 02 12:39:01 localhost /usr/libexec/gdm-wayland-session[1378]: dbus-daemon[1378]: [session uid=997 pid=1378] Activated service 'org.freedesktop.systemd1' failed: Process org.freedesktop.systemd1 exited with status 1
Jan 02 12:39:01 localhost /usr/libexec/gdm-wayland-session[1378]: dbus-daemon[1378]: [session uid=997 pid=1378] Activating service name='org.freedesktop.systemd1' requested by ':1.2' (uid=997 pid=1379 comm="/usr/libexec/gnome-session-binary --autostart /usr" label="kernel")
Jan 02 12:39:01 localhost /usr/libexec/gdm-wayland-session[1378]: dbus-daemon[1378]: [session uid=997 pid=1378] Activated service 'org.freedesktop.systemd1' failed: Process org.freedesktop.systemd1 exited with status 1


etc...

Disabled wayland in /etc/gdm/custom.conf by uncommenting following line:
#WaylandEnable=false

Now system starts OK.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

so wayland. Still not stable. Since I do not use this I can't help any further. But glad you found a solition
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