LEAP Gnome loads to Oh No!! Something has Gone Wrong Error

I have a Lenovo Z-series laptop with an A10 Kaveri chipset that I am trying to get to work with LEAP. I have done a clean install of LEAP, coming from Ubuntu 14.04. After the install starting from first boot I get the Oh No!! error screen, IceWM works as does KDE when I did a clean install but when I attempt to use Gnome I get this error screen. I am not sure what is going on, I thought it might be a driver issue due to me having some issues with the open source AMD driver and Unity so after some research I activated lightdm and installed the proprietary driver but still no change.

So I am wondering a few things:

  • Am I missing some steps switching over to lightdm and fglrx?
  • Is there something I need to do to make the AMD open source driver work with gdm or Gnome?
  • Is there something else I am missing that is an easy fix for this issue?

I do not want to use KDE at all, I really don’t like it. I am open to Enlightment DE but really do prefer Gnome. So any troubleshooting help would be greatly appreciated.

This usually happens when open GL does not start. Is this a notebook perhaps with both an Intel and a AMD GPU??

No it is just an Lenovo laptop that uses the AMD Kaveri chipset. I did change the hard drive and now have a SSD and Hybrid drive in the system. It uses integrated Radeon R6 graphics.


Well I don’t know the error is caused because Gnome simply must have openGL to function. Other Desktops are not as picky. Apparently something is going wrong and the full function drivers are not working. maybe check the logs. /var/log/Xorg.0.log

Thank you very much, I will check this out and reply back with the error if I am unable to figure it out.

Had to create a new user, this allowed it to load. There must have been something wrong with a config somewhere.