Gnome misbehavior

Alonso Graterol alonso.graterol at
Sun Nov 22 06:56:43 PST 2009

Hi all,

In my AMD64 Pure 64 CBLFS system running kernel I recently
upgraded to Xorg 7.5 and also Gnome 2.28.

I have not had any problems with X configuration or else but when I
fire Gnome through startx in terminal there is black screen until
gnome terminal appears as well as firefox session an other
application. Then the gnome's green leaf background sows itself and
that's it. There is no panel and no bottom status bar. I can see the
reserved space (horizontal strip on upper and bottom edges of screen)
showing only background.

I've been trying to solve this for two weeks now but wit no success. I
first installed gnome-panel without the fixes-patch,ten reinstalled
with the patch applied. I also tried downgrading to 2.26.3 but the
result is te same.

Prior to try Gnome 2.28 I was running 2.26 (bot in /opt) with no
problem until Xorg upgrade because there is no libxcb-xlib anymore and
2.26 was compiled with it so I decided to upgrade Gnome once I
upgraded Xorg.

Following is an extract of session log for clarification. I appreciate
any hint on this.



X.Org X Server 1.7.1
Release Date: 2009-10-23
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
Build Operating System: Linux x86_64
Current Operating System: Linux familia #5 SMP Wed Nov 18
18:56:34 CLST 2009 x86_64
Kernel command line: root=/dev/hda1 ide0=ata66 ide0=autotune
video=vesa:ywrap vga=795 #combined_mode=libata
Build Date: 04 November 2009  05:14:31PM

Current version of pixman: 0.16.2
	Before reporting problems, check
	to make sure that you have the latest version.
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
	(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
	(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Sat Nov 21 19:04:08 2009
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
The XKEYBOARD keymap compiler (xkbcomp) reports:
> Warning:          Type "ONE_LEVEL" has 1 levels, but <RALT> has 2 symbols
>                   Ignoring extra symbols
Errors from xkbcomp are not fatal to the X server
gnome-session[7946]: WARNING: Unable to determine session: Unable to
lookup session information for process '7946'

(gnome-settings-daemon:7964): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **:
g_param_spec_flags: assertion `G_TYPE_IS_FLAGS (flags_type)' failed

(gnome-settings-daemon:7964): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **:
g_object_class_install_property: assertion `G_IS_PARAM_SPEC (pspec)'
process 7977: type array 97 not a basic type
  D-Bus not built with -rdynamic so unable to print a backtrace

(polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1:8020): polkit-gnome-1-WARNING **:
Unable to determine the session we are in: Remote Exception invoking
org.freedesktop.ConsoleKit.Manager.GetSessionForUnixProcess() on
/org/freedesktop/ConsoleKit/Manager at name
org.freedesktop.DBus.GLib.UnmappedError.CkManagerError.Code0: Unable
to lookup session information for process '8020'
process 8030: type array 97 not a basic type
  D-Bus not built with -rdynamic so unable to print a backtrace
process 8040: type array 97 not a basic type
  D-Bus not built with -rdynamic so unable to print a backtrace
(Last two lines repeated several times to the end for different process numbers)

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