[Fix included] Latest updates really did a number... (gdm)

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Re: [Fix included] Latest updates really did a number... (gd

Post by ph03 » Mon Aug 19, 2013 17:10

Same here with systemd in /etc/init.d/logind . Whats the best advice to deal with this?

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Re: [Fix included] Latest updates really did a number... (gd

Post by slacker » Tue Aug 20, 2013 2:29

I'm not sure it's the logind script because I have that running on a different working sabayon computer that hasn't been updated yet.

I did just read something over on the Gentoo forums that stated that the new versions of GDM and Gnome-Shell for Gnome 3.8 requires systemd to be running.
Currently gnome-shell runs fine on my computer but gdm still doesn't, so I'm not sure what is going on.

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Re: [Fix included] Latest updates really did a number... (gd

Post by loverollingrelease » Tue Aug 20, 2013 15:36

I've the same/similar problem, I can't get my desktop started.

After performing updates on sunday (sabayon-weekly) it appears, that - sometimes - I can't Xfce get started. I can login and tried to start Xfce manually... it' says Xfce is already running.

I'm using kdm.

eselect sysvinit list

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[1]   systemd
  [2]   sysvinit *

I would be very thankful for any suggestions.

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Re: [Fix included] Latest updates really did a number... (gd

Post by coffeemaker » Tue Aug 20, 2013 16:44

I did an update today (aug 20), and I have kind of the same problem mentioned in this topic - no desktop at startup, just some terminal asking for login.
Interestingly, I can see the desktop for a glimpse (I have autologin set up), but than its gone.
I use Gnome. No significant hack other than autologin... just the plain sabayon (which I love very much, by the way!)
This is may every day all purpose system, I want it back! :cry:
I didn't go mad because rescue mode offered in grub works fine, I just have to hit Ctr-D at startup, then log in manually... everything else works though.
I would love to have a new update that repairs this... :lol:

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Re: [Fix included] Latest updates really did a number... (gd

Post by coffeemaker » Wed Aug 21, 2013 13:56

Ok guys, I couldn't wait, so I repaired my system all by myself (and by reading this forum)!

So I logged into recovery mode, and type this on the terminal:

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eselect sysvinit list
The response with star was:

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sysvinit
Then I typed this:

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sudo eselect sysvinit set systemd
Restart, and my good old system is back (except for autologin :roll: )

Dear Sabayon Team! I love your distro! Before switching, I had a lot of hacking around in debian, fedora, ubuntu, and I still have to maintain a server... please, don't make me open the terminal on my desktop again! I want some peace at last...

BIG THANKS!

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Re: [Fix included] Latest updates really did a number... (gd

Post by Tighe » Wed Aug 21, 2013 14:43

coffeemaker wrote:Ok guys, I couldn't wait, so I repaired my system all by myself (and by reading this forum)!

So I logged into recovery mode, and type this on the terminal:

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eselect sysvinit list
The response with star was:

Code: Select all

sysvinit
Then I typed this:

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sudo eselect sysvinit set systemd
Restart, and my good old system is back (except for autologin :roll: )

Dear Sabayon Team! I love your distro! Before switching, I had a lot of hacking around in debian, fedora, ubuntu, and I still have to maintain a server... please, don't make me open the terminal on my desktop again! I want some peace at last...

BIG THANKS!
I had already tried that and it didn't make any difference for me, GDM still hangs after login, and it doesn't matter if I select Gnome, Mate, or Fluxbox.

I am pretty annoyed by the lack of any kind of support, I am not expecting any hand holding, but this is seriously broken.

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Re: [Fix included] Latest updates really did a number... (gd

Post by ph03 » Wed Aug 21, 2013 15:05

Maybe this topic should not be marked [Fix included]. Is it possible to fill in a bug with this?

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Re: [Fix included] Latest updates really did a number... (gd

Post by slacker » Thu Aug 22, 2013 1:44

Tried to switch to systemd also and it didn't work for me. Worse than before the switch.
I got to a black screen on VT7 and after that I switched back to VT1 and saw at the bottom of the screen:

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Timed out waiting for device dev-mapper-vg_desktop\x2dlv_home.device
Dependency failed for /home
Dependency failed for local file systems
It then offered to let me log in as root to emergency mode to fix things.

Tighe wrote: I am pretty annoyed by the lack of any kind of support, I am not expecting any hand holding, but this is seriously broken.
I agree. It would be nice if a dev came in and said something. Even a simple acknowledgement of the issue and a 'we're looking into it' would be nice.

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Re: [Fix included] Latest updates really did a number... (gd

Post by lxnay » Thu Aug 22, 2013 17:10

If you get timeout on LVM, it either means that your kernel is too old (3.3? 3.5, 3.6?) or you are not running our kernels. You probably built them yourself without using genkernel-next or the likes.

There is nothing to fix, if you diverge from what we provide out of the box, there is a high risk to run into real troubles.
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Re: [Fix included] Latest updates really did a number... (gd

Post by lxnay » Thu Aug 22, 2013 17:17

If you are running GNOME 3.8, do yourself a favor: switch to systemd ASAP!, or you're going to get into real troubles in future. If you don't know how to configure it, you can read the Gentoo wiki on systemd services. If you still have troubles, just install Sabayon 13.08.
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