Sorry, but i got distracted and haven’t had a minute to touch back. This problem might be related to my nvidia driver. I tried reinstalling glib2 because i read somewhere that might be the issue. I also tried reinstalling another package because it setup new config files when reinstalled (but i can’t remember what it was) and it didn’t help either. Then i found out if I just switch to another TTY and
systemctl stop gdm.service
systemctl start gdm.service
Then it would load up fine. After logging in, if i enable automatic logon, then it boots up correctly and logs into the account without issue. This is not a good solution, but works in the meantime. After every update, i disable it to see if the issue is resolved yet.
My googlefu found the following forum that provides some information. It looks like the problem is known, and maybe a patch is being worked on. I’m just waiting it out to see if it gets fixed with an update.
I’ve included my logs if someone sees something i might be missing. Note, i don’t have any gdm logs. I think that logging is disabled by default for gdm. Let me know if this helps, or if you want me to help troubleshoot somehow. When i collected my logs, i disabled the autologon feature and booted each time. After booting, i stopped gdm and started gdm. I collected the logs while in gnomeshell. During my troubleshooting, i disabled gdm and thought i would just start it after bootup. That didn’t work. I would still have to stop it and start it again. It wouldn’t startup upon first start. So i renabled the service.
I had to redit the post because my logs were larger than 1MB i guess?