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    Default 12.3 GNOME won't load...need some help...

    I've just updated to 12.3 via a clean install. All went well part from an easily solved nVidia driver installation issue. But, while KDE works well with no issues, GNOME won't load; all I get is a blank screen with random white rectangular patches of white here and there. I tried reinstalling all GNOME packages but that didn't solve the issue, neither does rebooting after a KDE session.

    Not sure where to even start looking for causes. Any suggestions?

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    Default Re: 12.3 GNOME won't load...need some help...

    On Fri, 15 Mar 2013 19:56:02 +0000, richard109876 wrote:

    > Not sure where to even start looking for causes. Any suggestions?


    Tell us about the hardware you installed on. Video card in particular
    would be useful information.

    Jim



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    Default Re: 12.3 GNOME won't load...need some help...

    My video card is an nVidia GT 610 with 2GM of memory. I'm using the 310.32 drivers from the nVidia repository installed using YAST.

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    Default Re: 12.3 GNOME won't load...need some help...

    On Fri, 15 Mar 2013 20:26:01 +0000, richard109876 wrote:

    > My video card is an nVidia GT 610 with 2GM of memory. I'm using the
    > 310.32 drivers from the nVidia repository installed using YAST.


    What is the output from:

    lspci | grep -i vga

    ?

    (That might give us more technical information about the card and chipset
    to know if that's the appropriate driver)

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    Default Re: 12.3 GNOME won't load...need some help...

    My card details
    ASUS 0dB
    Graphics processor: GeForce GT 610
    CUDA Cores 46
    Total memory 2048MB
    VBIOS Version 75.19.55.00.02
    Bus Type: PCI Express x16 Gen 1
    Bus ID PCI:1:0:0

    This card works fine with Gnome 3.6 with Ububtu using the same driver version. Also, nVidia lists this GPU as supported by the 310. driver.


    Terminal output is:
    richard@linux-xzaj:~> lspci | grep -i vga
    richard@linux-xzaj:~>
    richard@linux-xzaj:~> sudo lspci | grep -i vga
    root's password:
    sudo: lspci: command not found
    richard@linux-xzaj:~>

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    Default Re: 12.3 GNOME won't load...need some help...

    It's possible that you need to uninstall and re-install the driver, OR you can try putting a check next to 'pulse' and 'pulse-access' under 'additional groups' in 'user and group administration' in Yast.

    I noticed that I could login to gnome as root, but my user account failed. I figured there was a permissions problem somewhere and I eventually discovered that while upgrading to gnome 3.6 in 12.2 some users have had to include the above changes. Weird... but now it works.

    Might also try checking video in additional groups if the above two do not work.

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    Default Re: 12.3 GNOME won't load...need some help...

    Things are progressing..sort of....

    I reinstalled the nVidia video driver, and now I get a functioning screen. However, GNOME start up only gets as far as a screen with a "sad" computer on it with the message: " A problem has occurred and the system can't recover. All extensions have been disabled as a precaution." Underneath that is a small "log out" button.

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    Default Re: 12.3 GNOME won't load...need some help...

    Quote Originally Posted by sunscape View Post
    It's possible that you need to uninstall and re-install the driver, OR you can try putting a check next to 'pulse' and 'pulse-access' under 'additional groups' in 'user and group administration' in Yast.

    I noticed that I could login to gnome as root, but my user account failed. I figured there was a permissions problem somewhere and I eventually discovered that while upgrading to gnome 3.6 in 12.2 some users have had to include the above changes. Weird... but now it works.

    Might also try checking video in additional groups if the above two do not work.
    You are right.
    I got the same problem and it has been solved with the following command:

    sudo gpasswd -a YOUR_USER_NAME video

    To: Richard, try it and good luck!

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    Default Re: 12.3 GNOME won't load...need some help...

    Adding my account to the additional groups hasn't solved the problem.

    Unless there is a log file I can read through for some clues, I think I'll leave it for a while and do a fresh install once 12.3 is a little more mature.

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    Default Re: 12.3 GNOME won't load...need some help...

    You might try looking in /home/username/.cache/gdm

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