• Failed to start GNOME Display Manager


    Hey guys. I’m now trying to reinstall Antergos on my laptop: HP Pavilion DV5-1103EL.
    I already had it on it, but for some reasons I came back to Ubuntu.

    Now, I’m again ready to reinstall it and live with it. But now I’ve an issue.
    Everything goes well running the CD, I can choose: START ANTERGOS LIVE CD.
    So I did.

    What happens? It tries to load everything needed to start the Live session, but when it arrives to GDM stage, it fails.
    [img:n080h0bt]https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/v/1385722_10201789747697944_1432926180_n.jpg?oh=af24aa3f5ea05029a86202b000230170&oe=5271B688&__gda__=1383212815_e61a9bc8e984bea358883436526ad15a[/img:n080h0bt]

    Could someone help me, please?

    ##UPDATE: Forgot to tell you: I’m using last release by 2013/08/20 x86_64 .

  • Hey guys. I’m now trying to reinstall Antergos on my laptop: HP Pavilion DV5-1103EL.
    I already had it on it, but for some reasons I came back to Ubuntu.

    Now, I’m again ready to reinstall it and live with it. But now I’ve an issue.
    Everything goes well running the CD, I can choose: START ANTERGOS LIVE CD.
    So I did.

    What happens? It tries to load everything needed to start the Live session, but when it arrives to GDM stage, it fails.
    [img:n080h0bt]https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/v/1385722_10201789747697944_1432926180_n.jpg?oh=af24aa3f5ea05029a86202b000230170&oe=5271B688&__gda__=1383212815_e61a9bc8e984bea358883436526ad15a[/img:n080h0bt]

    Could someone help me, please?

    ##UPDATE: Forgot to tell you: I’m using last release by 2013/08/20 x86_64 .

  • The 8.20 64 bit iso has known issues. You can check this thread for a possible solution.

    [http://forum.antergos.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=960][0]">viewtopic.php?f=5&t=960

    You can try to boot in single-user mode by pressing 1 then enter when iso first boots up. and then control-d to continue.

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  • This has been discussed in a similar topic. seems like a duplicate : [http://forum.antergos.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1219][0]">viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1219
    Please try the suggestion in [http://forum.antergos.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1219#p4196][0]">viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1219#p4196 and [http://forum.antergos.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=960&start=110#p4123][0]">viewtopic.php?f=5&t=960&start=110#p4123, which is pretty much the same as in quote : @“detrimental”:3lmm8l2u said:

    The 8.20 64 bit iso has known issues. You can check this thread for a possible solution.

    [http://forum.antergos.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=960][0]">viewtopic.php?f=5&t=960

    You can try to boot in single-user mode by pressing 1 then enter when iso first boots up. and then control-d to continue.[/quote:3lmm8l2u] I experienced the exact issue, and the suggestion worked for me. Hope it works for you too.

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  • Upstream GNOME has been pushing out a lot of buggy updates the past month. We have a new release coming in the next few days that will no longer use GDM and feature some helpful new features in the installer.

  • @“lots.0.logs”:2sdtlm0s said:

    Upstream GNOME has been pushing out a lot of buggy updates the past month. We have a new release coming in the next few days that will no longer use GDM and feature some helpful new features in the installer.
    Sorry for ETA, but will the release surely come in 5 days?

  • What display manager is antergos switching to? i was having issues with gdm, i ended up switching to lxdm. Mostly it was gnome related, gdm was pulling gnome-shell and gnome stuff in and i was using cinnamon and was having issues booting into cinnamon. It would say cinnamon but be gnome-shell.

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  • @“mackief”:2d20rx6q said:

    @“lots.0.logs”:2d20rx6q said:

    Upstream GNOME has been pushing out a lot of buggy updates the past month. We have a new release coming in the next few days that will no longer use GDM and feature some helpful new features in the installer.
    Sorry for ETA, but will the release surely come in 5 days?[/quote:2d20rx6q]

    Yes, it will

    @“detrimental”:2d20rx6q said:

    What display manager is antergos switching to? i was having issues with gdm, i ended up switching to lxdm. Mostly it was gnome related, gdm was pulling gnome-shell and gnome stuff in and i was using cinnamon and was having issues booting into cinnamon. It would say cinnamon but be gnome-shell.[/quote:2d20rx6q]

    Yes I have been really frustrated at the quality control coming out of the GNOME camp lately. However the problem you were having is not exactly their fault. As you probably know already, the recent 2.0 release of Cinnamon marked the final steps in Mint’s effort to make cinnamon completely independent of GNOME. Before 2.0 you still ran gnome-session and gnome-shell as cinnamon only wrapped around them. Now cinnamon has its own session and settings daemon, and well you get the idea. So using GDM after that change is not something you want to do (as you figured out).

    As for which route we are taking Antergos, that’s going to be lightdm. There is nothing wrong with lxdm, but we had two main concerns. One is that its not very easily themed. You pretty much have to know GTK+. Second, with the merging of LXDE and Razor-qt (that is progressing fairly quickly, btw) we assume LXDM will be retired in favor of a newer QT based greeter. A DM that is desktop agnostic is best for Antergos. I have almost completed what will be our official greeter theme. It’s based on the lightdm webkit greeter. Obviously webkit makes it very easily customized

    Regards,

  • @“lots.0.logs”:27g8bm5q said:

    @“mackief”:27g8bm5q said:

    @“lots.0.logs”:27g8bm5q said:

    Upstream GNOME has been pushing out a lot of buggy updates the past month. We have a new release coming in the next few days that will no longer use GDM and feature some helpful new features in the installer.
    Sorry for ETA, but will the release surely come in 5 days?[/quote:27g8bm5q]

    Yes, it will

    @“detrimental”:27g8bm5q said:

    What display manager is antergos switching to? i was having issues with gdm, i ended up switching to lxdm. Mostly it was gnome related, gdm was pulling gnome-shell and gnome stuff in and i was using cinnamon and was having issues booting into cinnamon. It would say cinnamon but be gnome-shell.[/quote:27g8bm5q]

    Yes I have been really frustrated at the quality control coming out of the GNOME camp lately. However the problem you were having is not exactly their fault. As you probably know already, the recent 2.0 release of Cinnamon marked the final steps in Mint’s effort to make cinnamon completely independent of GNOME. Before 2.0 you still ran gnome-session and gnome-shell as cinnamon only wrapped around them. Now cinnamon has its own session and settings daemon, and well you get the idea. So using GDM after that change is not something you want to do (as you figured out).

    As for which route we are taking Antergos, that’s going to be lightdm. There is nothing wrong with lxdm, but we had two main concerns. One is that its not very easily themed. You pretty much have to know GTK+. Second, with the merging of LXDE and Razor-qt (that is progressing fairly quickly, btw) we assume LXDM will be retired in favor of a newer QT based greeter. A DM that is desktop agnostic is best for Antergos. I have almost completed what will be our official greeter theme. It’s based on the lightdm webkit greeter. Obviously webkit makes it very easily customized

    Regards,[/quote:27g8bm5q]
    Mate, about a whole week has been passed: what about the release? Are there some troubles on releasing a new build?

  • I apologize, there are no troubles. We are hoping to add another desktop to the release instead of waiting like originally planned so that’s what’s held it up. Thanks for understanding. Here is a link to a fresh iso with the new Cnchi Installer for you to try

    [http://mirrors.antergos.com/iso/testing/antergos-2013.11.03-x86_64.iso][0]">[http://mirrors.antergos.com/iso/testing][1] … x86_64.iso

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    [1]: http://mirrors.antergos.com/iso/testing

  • @“lots.0.logs”:o6iv1uwx said:

    I apologize, there are no troubles. We are hoping to add another desktop to the release instead of waiting like originally planned so that’s what’s held it up. Thanks for understanding. Here is a link to a fresh iso with the new Cnchi Installer for you to try

    [http://mirrors.antergos.com/iso/testing/antergos-2013.11.03-x86_64.iso][0]">[http://mirrors.antergos.com/iso/testing][1] … x86_64.iso[/quote:o6iv1uwx]
    Thanks, dude!
    Waiting for official new build (obviously I’ll try the one you gave me!)

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    [1]: http://mirrors.antergos.com/iso/testing

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