[SOLVED] gnome-shell suddenly doesn't start anymore after reboot
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  1. #1
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    Question gnome-shell suddenly doesn't start anymore after reboot

    I have disabled Wayland (couple of weeks ago already because it did not work).

    I had gnome-session frozen after eclipse coding session and Scala-program test, so I logged in with ssh from another machine, then killed (-9) gdm, it tried to restart but didn't. I also killed (-9) gnome-terminal (if I remember correctly)

    Then I rebooted and now gnome-shell fails to start

    Few applications gets started when I log in, but there is no window manager, no gnome-panel. When window (Thunderbird) is dragged, it leaves a screen smudged, traces kind of.

    Is there some lock-file somewhere for gnome-shell maybe which I need or could try to remove?
    Or how to reset things for gnome-session and gnome-shell?

    From journal:
    $ journalctl -b 0 | grep gnome-shell
    Code:
    Feb 19 20:20:41 myf27 dbus-daemon[1267]: [system] Activating via systemd: service name='org.freedesktop.UPower' unit='upower.service' requested by ':1.25' (uid=42 pid=1717 comm="/usr/bin/gnome-shell " label="system_u:system_r:xdm_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023")
    Feb 19 20:20:46 myf27 gnome-shell[1717]: JS WARNING: [resource:///org/gnome/shell/ui/main.js 315]: reference to undefined property "MetaStage"
    Feb 19 20:20:46 myf27 gnome-shell[1717]: JS WARNING: [resource:///org/gnome/shell/ui/layout.js 221]: reference to undefined property "MetaWindowGroup"
    Feb 19 20:20:46 myf27 gnome-shell[1717]: JS WARNING: [resource:///org/gnome/shell/ui/osdMonitorLabeler.js 59]: reference to undefined property "MetaDBusDisplayConfigSkeleton"
    Feb 19 20:20:47 myf27 dbus-daemon[1694]: [session uid=42 pid=1694] Activating via systemd: service name='org.freedesktop.impl.portal.PermissionStore' unit='xdg-permission-store.service' requested by ':1.16' (uid=42 pid=1717 comm="/usr/bin/gnome-shell " label="system_u:system_r:xdm_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023")
    Feb 19 20:20:47 myf27 dbus-daemon[1267]: [system] Activating via systemd: service name='org.freedesktop.locale1' unit='dbus-org.freedesktop.locale1.service' requested by ':1.25' (uid=42 pid=1717 comm="/usr/bin/gnome-shell " label="system_u:system_r:xdm_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023")
    Feb 19 20:20:47 myf27 gnome-shell[1717]: JS WARNING: [resource:///org/gnome/shell/ui/slider.js 38]: reference to undefined property "CallyActor"
    Feb 19 20:20:48 myf27 dbus-daemon[1267]: [system] Activating via systemd: service name='org.freedesktop.GeoClue2' unit='geoclue.service' requested by ':1.25' (uid=42 pid=1717 comm="/usr/bin/gnome-shell " label="system_u:system_r:xdm_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023")
    Feb 19 20:20:48 myf27 polkitd[1309]: Registered Authentication Agent for unix-session:c1 (system bus name :1.25 [/usr/bin/gnome-shell], object path /org/freedesktop/PolicyKit1/AuthenticationAgent, locale en_US.UTF-8)
    Feb 19 20:20:48 myf27 dbus-daemon[1267]: [system] Activating via systemd: service name='org.freedesktop.PackageKit' unit='packagekit.service' requested by ':1.25' (uid=42 pid=1717 comm="/usr/bin/gnome-shell " label="system_u:system_r:xdm_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023")
    Feb 19 20:20:50 myf27 dbus-daemon[1267]: [system] Activating via systemd: service name='net.reactivated.Fprint' unit='fprintd.service' requested by ':1.25' (uid=42 pid=1717 comm="/usr/bin/gnome-shell " label="system_u:system_r:xdm_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023")
    Feb 19 20:20:50 myf27 dbus-daemon[1267]: [system] Activating via systemd: service name='org.freedesktop.realmd' unit='realmd.service' requested by ':1.25' (uid=42 pid=1717 comm="/usr/bin/gnome-shell " label="system_u:system_r:xdm_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023")
    Feb 19 20:20:50 myf27 dbus-daemon[1694]: [session uid=42 pid=1694] Activating service name='ca.desrt.dconf' requested by ':1.16' (uid=42 pid=1717 comm="/usr/bin/gnome-shell " label="system_u:system_r:xdm_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023")
    Feb 19 20:20:51 myf27 gnome-shell[1717]: Error looking up permission: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.portal.Error.NotFound: No entry for geolocation
    Feb 19 20:20:51 myf27 gnome-shell[1717]: JS WARNING: [resource:///org/gnome/shell/ui/layout.js 29]: reference to undefined property "MetaWindowX11"
    Feb 19 20:20:54 myf27 gnome-shell[1717]: Object Clutter.Clone (0x55c47374ca90), has been already finalized. Impossible to get any property from it.
    Feb 19 20:20:54 myf27 gnome-shell[1717]: Object Clutter.Clone (0x55c47374ca90), has been already finalized. Impossible to set any property to it.
    Feb 19 20:21:08 myf27 gnome-shell[2128]: JS WARNING: [resource:///org/gnome/shell/ui/main.js 315]: reference to undefined property "MetaStage"
    Feb 19 20:21:08 myf27 gnome-shell[2128]: JS WARNING: [resource:///org/gnome/shell/ui/layout.js 221]: reference to undefined property "MetaWindowGroup"
    Feb 19 20:21:08 myf27 gnome-shell[2128]: JS WARNING: [resource:///org/gnome/shell/ui/osdMonitorLabeler.js 59]: reference to undefined property "MetaDBusDisplayConfigSkeleton"
    Feb 19 20:21:08 myf27 gnome-shell[2128]: JS ERROR: TypeError: formattedTime is null
    Feb 19 20:21:08 myf27 gnome-shell[2128]: Execution of main.js threw exception: JS_EvaluateScript() failed
    Feb 19 20:21:09 myf27 gnome-shell[2171]: JS WARNING: [resource:///org/gnome/shell/ui/main.js 315]: reference to undefined property "MetaStage"
    Feb 19 20:21:09 myf27 gnome-shell[2171]: JS WARNING: [resource:///org/gnome/shell/ui/layout.js 221]: reference to undefined property "MetaWindowGroup"
    Feb 19 20:21:09 myf27 gnome-shell[2171]: JS WARNING: [resource:///org/gnome/shell/ui/osdMonitorLabeler.js 59]: reference to undefined property "MetaDBusDisplayConfigSkeleton"
    Feb 19 20:21:09 myf27 gnome-shell[2171]: JS ERROR: TypeError: formattedTime is null
    Feb 19 20:21:09 myf27 gnome-shell[2171]: Execution of main.js threw exception: JS_EvaluateScript() failed

  2. #2
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    Re: gnome-shell suddenly doesn't start anymore after reboot

    It started working.
    What I did, was to rename (so practically removing) gnome-shell's local configuration:
    Code:
    $ mv $HOME/.local/share/gnome-shell $HOME/.local/share/gnome-shell.not
    Then after the first reboot it still didn't work. But after the second, it worked again normally.

    I tried to see quickly with diff -Naur between the disabled configuration directory and the new created one, but coudln't guess what would had been wrong.

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