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    Default gdm crash after upgrade

    After I upgrade my system today, I only get a partially initialized graphical screen.

    Maybe related to this message in the journal:

    JS ERROR: SyntaxError: missing ] after element list @ resource:///org/gnome/shell/ui/messageTray:1045

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    Default Re: gdm crash after upgrade

    You'll need to provide details about your problem, any errors and possibly a screenshot (depends on what your error is).

    If you <really> believe your problem is related to gdm, you can try force re-installing gdm
    Code:
    zypper in -f gdm
    And perhaps verify that gdm is still your configured Display Manager and the correct Window Manager is specified. You can do this by looking /etc/sysconfig or open the Yast "/etc/sysconfig editor" module.

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    Default Re: gdm crash after upgrade

    Quote Originally Posted by tsu2 View Post
    You'll need to provide details about your problem, any errors and possibly a screenshot (depends on what your error is).
    TSU
    Actually, a screenshot is quite hard to make when you have no graphics

    A new batch of patches has arrived, which resolves the error I saw. Now, it gets a bit further. Still crashing but on
    Code:
    GLib: g_variant_new_string: assertion 'string != NULL' failed
    I am not investigating that, until I succeed to install all packages. A new gnome-shell awaits a new package mutter-cutter, which is not yet available. Also no idea how to discover the source of that error.

    Thanks for replying.

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    Default Re: gdm crash after upgrade

    forcing the install of gnome-shell, removing libmutter, helped. Problem resolved.

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    Default Re: gdm crash after upgrade

    Glad to hear your problem is solved.

    FYI - When there's no graphics, that's when you pull out your trusty camera (eg phone camera)...

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    Default Re: gdm crash after upgrade

    On Fri 15 Sep 2017 03:26:01 PM CDT, markov2 wrote:

    tsu2;2838234 Wrote:
    > You'll need to provide details about your problem, any errors and
    > possibly a screenshot (depends on what your error is).
    > TSU


    Actually, a screenshot is quite hard to make when you have no graphics

    <snip>
    Hi
    If you install something like fbgrab, switch to a VT and login as root
    user then run;
    Code:
    fbgrab -c 7 desktop_fail.png
    Can even use susepaste (see the man page, lots of options etc) from the
    command line to upload...

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    Default Re: gdm crash after upgrade

    On Fri 15 Sep 2017 05:37:53 PM CDT, malcolmlewis wrote:

    On Fri 15 Sep 2017 03:26:01 PM CDT, markov2 wrote:

    tsu2;2838234 Wrote:
    > You'll need to provide details about your problem, any errors and
    > possibly a screenshot (depends on what your error is).
    > TSU


    Actually, a screenshot is quite hard to make when you have no graphics

    <snip>
    Hi
    If you install something like fbgrab, switch to a VT and login as root
    user then run;
    Code:
    fbgrab -c 7 desktop_fail.png
    Can even use susepaste (see the man page, lots of options etc) from the
    command line to upload...

    Hi
    Opps, the package is fbcat (utilities repo)...

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    Default Re: gdm crash after upgrade

    You just tried to run "sudo zypper dup" by going with CTRL + ALT + F2
    With the problems of the repository of the last few days, it may be incomplete
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