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Re: GNOME 3.30: help needed!

From: Ricardo Wurmus
Subject: Re: GNOME 3.30: help needed!
Date: Wed, 09 Jan 2019 20:42:03 +0100
User-agent: mu4e 1.0; emacs 26.1

Ricardo Wurmus <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi Rene,
>> I attach the configuration file.
> Thanks.
>>> I rebase wip-gnome3.30 on top of the master branch and reconfigured, but
>>> I cannot get GNOME to start. I deleted the slim-service-type and added
>>> (gdm-service) to my configuration.
>>> I moved ~/.xsession out of the way, but after logging in GNOME still
>>> won’t start. Could you share your configuration file that you used to
>>> successfully start GNOME 3.30?
>> * I use wip-gnome3.30 branch and then apply the mentioned patches!.
>> * I do not use the .xsession file.
>> * After testing and reconfiguring my system several times some files in 
>> `/var/lib` were outdated; and renamed '/var/lib` and then reconfigured my 
>> system.
> I removed ~/.cache and ~/.config/gnome*, and I moved .xsession out of
> the way, but I still cannot start GNOME.  GDM comes up fine, but after
> inputing my credentials the mouse cursor skips to the bottom right
> corner and then I’m thrown back into the GDM login screen.
> There is nothing relevant in /var/lib, I think.
> I’ve also tried to do this in a VM, but everything is terribly slow, so
> I can’t get past the GDM login screen.
> I’d be happy if other people could test this, too.  If you have
> suggestions on how I could debug this, please do let me know.

Success!  GNOME 3.30 works just fine.  The gnome-shell segfaulted(!)
because of stale state in ~/.local/share/gnome-shell.  I think that’s
terrible behaviour, but what can you do…

We should announce this breaking change when the wip-gnome3.30 gets


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