Big problem with Gnome

  • youki
Posted: Mon, 03/23/2009 - 13:43
Well, Gnome just doesn't start anymore.I connect from GDM and then i have an empty screen, nothing happens. On Openbox, it works but applications like gnome-terminal, firefox, etc... just don't start. Here there is the syslog : There are a lot of lines like this : Mar 23 05:18:08 unknown000fea614011 gdm[4595]: WARNING: failsafe dialog failed (inhibitions: 0 0) Mar 23 05:18:08 unknown000fea614011 gdm[6043]: Gtk-WARNING: cannot open display: :0 Mar 23 05:18:08 unknown000fea614011 gdm[4595]: WARNING: failsafe dialog failed (inhibitions: 0 1) Mar 23 05:18:08 unknown000fea614011 gdm[6044]: Gtk-WARNING: cannot open display: :0 Mar 23 05:18:08 unknown000fea614011 gdm[4595]: WARNING: failsafe dialog failed (inhibitions: 1 1) Mar 23 05:18:20 unknown000fea614011 gdmgreeter[6074]: GdkPixbuf-CRITICAL: gdk_pixbuf_get_width: assertion `pixbuf != NULL' failed Mar 23 05:18:20 unknown000fea614011 gdmgreeter[6074]: GdkPixbuf-CRITICAL: gdk_pixbuf_get_height: assertion `pixbuf != NULL' failed Mar 23 05:18:20 unknown000fea614011 gdmgreeter[6074]: GLib-GObject-CRITICAL: g_object_unref: assertion `G_IS_OBJECT (object)' failed Mar 23 05:18:48 unknown000fea614011 gdm[6052]: WARNING: gdm_slave_xioerror_handler: Fatal X error - Restarting :0 Mar 23 05:18:52 unknown000fea614011 gdmgreeter[6179]: GdkPixbuf-CRITICAL: gdk_pixbuf_get_width: assertion `pixbuf != NULL' failed Mar 23 05:18:52 unknown000fea614011 gdmgreeter[6179]: GdkPixbuf-CRITICAL: gdk_pixbuf_get_height: assertion `pixbuf != NULL' failed Mar 23 05:18:52 unknown000fea614011 gdmgreeter[6179]: GLib-GObject-CRITICAL: g_object_unref: assertion `G_IS_OBJECT (object)' failed I had the same symptoms when i tried to install an Ubuntu 8.04 on the same computer a few months ago, that's the reason why i gave up Ubuntu for Debian. I would be disappointed to have to give up 64 studio as well. Thanx for your help.

I've also had this problem

  • johne53
  • 10/07/07
  • Mon, 03/30/2009 - 11:01
I've also had this problem with Ubuntu. Like Youki, it was the main reason why I abandoned Ubuntu and switched to 64studio. It's also the reason why I've held back from upgrading to 64studio 3.0. Somehow, I had a sneaking feeling that the problem would eventually resurface. Fortunately, I'm pretty astute about backing up and I was always able to fix the problem just by restoring the latest backup. Unfortunately, it was happening so often that it became too inconvenient. I'd love to know if it's fixable.

sorry if i was not clear enough

  • youki
  • 12/29/07
  • Mon, 03/23/2009 - 18:06
No, it happened with Ubuntu 8.04, i had double boot with Debian lenny/sid (testing at this time) so i gave up Ubuntu to be only on Debian. Less problems usually even if it's a bit less "user friendly". The symptoms happened again with Studio64 3.0, and i know it's based on hardy. That's the reason why i mentionned it. I was disappointed to see that this new 3.0 will be based on Ubuntu and not Debian anymore, but decided to try anyway. So i re-installed the system again. I just hope it won't happen anymore. Else i'll just steal this excellent 2.6.29 RT kernel to use it on my Debian lenny that is just working perfectly.

64studio devel & user lists

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Mon, 03/23/2009 - 15:24
64studio 3.0 beta3 is based on Ubuntu 8.04 so this would explain the repeated symptoms...but... because you write you gave up Ubuntu for Debian I'm thinking you are trying to install 2.1 here? You should also subscribe and post this error on the development mailing list: Cheers! Dave.